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Events honoring Celtic origins and traditions have long been prominent. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the gown of official tartan and kilt, wedding celebrations based upon elements of Celtic practice can provide long lasting memories. Facets of these weddings could include part or all of the following:

Anam Cara - Actually, the Hearts Partner, this practice is a unique event commemorating the creation of a classic love now and forever more. This event of the components; to the Celts the 4 elements Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which an effective relationship were constructed.

Anam Cara

This custom was adapted as Christianity relocated right into the Celtic lands and also remains to be a remarkable way to include loved ones in your ceremony.

Handfasting

Handfasting - An event dating back to classical times, Handfasting is a tradition of marriage prior to the availability of rings as well as precious metals. The couple would take a piece of cloth or rope and before their families and friends, state their love and intent by reciting a couple of words and also binding themselves together symbolically with the cordage. It is from this practice we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- What better area to put the assurances of a lifetime as well as eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the couple while their pledges are stated, then in some practices is tossed right into a deep body of water to hold those promises for evermore. Today that stone may be maintained as a remembrance of this big day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Initially crafted from timber the twin handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and also drinking cup rolled right into one. King James of Scotland offered his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a sign of his love for her during the wedding, from that point on the Quaich has been referred to as the "loving cup". This gorgeous ceremony conveys the true blessings of Kith and also Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A new bride is officially settled for right into the bridegroom's family through this event. Typically the oldest woman member of the bridegroom's family gives a swatch of the household 's Tartan to the bride representing she is currently linked into all the doings of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial roots of the Celtic individuals focused on the protection of hearth and also residence. This event is the acknowledgement of the male members of the bride-to-be's family members that they as well currently have a brand-new relationship as well as a new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments weddings we can give thorough assistance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, from construction of the ceremony to the last blessing in Gaelic we can assist you create the day of your dreams ...


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