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Celebrations honoring Celtic origins as well as practices have long been prominent. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the outfit of official tartan and kilt, weddings based on aspects of Celtic tradition can give long-term memories. Aspects of these wedding events can consist of part or all the following:

Anam Cara - Literally, the Hearts Partner, this custom is a unique ceremony commemorating the production of a classic love forever more. This celebration of the elements; to the Celts the four components Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which a successful relationship were developed.

Anam Cara

This tradition was adjusted as Christianity relocated into the Celtic lands and remains to be a remarkable way to include loved ones in your event.

Handfasting

Handfasting - An event dating back right to classical times, Handfasting is a practice of marriage prior to the availability of rings and also rare-earth elements. The couple would take an item of cloth or rope and before their friends and families, declare their love and intention by reciting 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 place the promises of a lifetime and also eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the groom and bride while their promises are stated, after that 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 wedding.

Oathing Stone

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

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A new bride is officially accepted into the bridegroom's family with this ceremony. Normally the oldest female member of the groom's family offers a piece of the family member 's Tartan to the bride representing she is now interwoven into all the behaviors of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial roots of the Celtic individuals focused on the protection of fireplace and residence. This ceremony is the recognition of the male members of the bride's family that they also currently have a new partnership as well as a new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments wedding events we can offer comprehensive support on Celtic/Scottish/Irish ceremonies, from building and construction of the ceremony to the last blessing in Gaelic we can help you create the day of your dreams ...


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