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Celebrations recognizing Celtic roots and customs have long been prominent. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the gown of official tartan and kilt, wedding celebrations based upon aspects of Celtic custom can supply lasting memories. Elements of these wedding events can consist of part or all the following:

Anam Cara - Actually, the Hearts other Half, this custom is a special ceremony celebrating the creation of an ageless love forever more. This event of the components; to the Celts the 4 elements Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which a successful connection were built.

Anam Cara

This practice was adjusted as Christianity moved into the Celtic lands and continues to be a remarkable way to include loved ones in your ceremony.

Handfasting

Handfasting - A ceremony going back to antiquity, Handfasting is a custom of marriage before the availability of rings and rare-earth elements. The couple would take a piece of fabric or rope and before their friends and families, proclaim their love and intention by stating a couple of words and binding themselves together symbolically with the rope. It is from this custom we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- What better area to put the pledges 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 vows are recited, then in some traditions is thrown right into a deep body of water to hold those guarantees for evermore. Today that stone might be kept as a remembrance of this wedding.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Originally crafted from timber the double handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and also drinking mug rolled 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, From that point on the Quaich has actually been referred to as the "loving cup". This stunning event communicates the true blessings of Kith as well as Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride-to-be is officially accepted right into the bridegroom's family through this event. Generally the oldest female member of the bridegroom's family offers a piece of the family member 's Tartan to the bride-to-be signifying she is now interwoven right into all the doings of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic individuals revolved around the defense of hearth as well as home. This ceremony is the recognition of the male participants of the new bride's family that they also now have a brand-new relationship and also a brand-new brother in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments wedding events we can provide detailed support on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, from building of the event to the final blessing in Gaelic we can help you produce the day of your dreams ...


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