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Events recognizing Celtic origins and also practices have long been popular. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the dress of formal tartan and kilt, weddings based upon aspects of Celtic custom can offer long-term memories. Elements of these wedding celebrations could consist of part or all of the following:

Anam Cara - Essentially, the Hearts Partner, this tradition is a unique ceremony commemorating the production of a classic love now and forever more. This event of the elements; to the Celts the 4 components Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which a successful partnership were constructed.

Anam Cara

This practice was adapted as Christianity moved into the Celtic lands and continues to be a remarkable way to include family and friends in your ceremony.

Handfasting

Handfasting - A ceremony going back to antiquity, Handfasting is a practice of marriage prior to the availability of rings and precious metals. The couple would take an item of cloth or rope and before their families and friends, proclaim their love and intention by stating a couple of words and also binding themselves with each other symbolically with the rope. It is from this custom we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- What better area to put the promises of a life time as well as eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the groom and bride while their pledges are recited, after that in some practices is tossed into a deep body of water to hold those pledges for evermore. Today that stone might be maintained as a remembrance of this special day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Originally crafted from wood the double handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit as well as drinking cup rolled right into one. King James of Scotland gave his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a symbol of his love for her throughout the marriage ceremony, From that point on the Quaich has actually been referred to as the "loving cup". This lovely event conveys the true blessings of Kith and Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride is formally accepted right into the groom's family via this event. Usually the oldest woman member of the bridegroom's family gives a swatch of the family member 's Tartan to the bride signifying she is now interwoven right into all the behaviors of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial roots of the Celtic individuals revolved around the defense of fireplace and also house. This ceremony is the acknowledgement of the male members of the bride's family members that they too currently have a brand-new partnership and also a new brother in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments weddings we can provide comprehensive assistance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, from building of the event to the last true blessing in Gaelic we can assist you produce the day of your dreams ...


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