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Events honoring Celtic origins as well as traditions have long been prominent. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the dress of formal tartan and kilt, wedding events based upon aspects of Celtic practice can offer long-term memories. Aspects of these wedding events can consist of part or all of the following:

Anam Cara - Actually, the Hearts other Half, this practice is a unique event commemorating the creation of an ageless love forever more. This event of the elements; to the Celts the 4 aspects Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which a successful partnership were built.

Anam Cara

This practice was adapted as Christianity relocated into the Celtic lands as well as remains to be a wonderful way to include loved ones in your event.

Handfasting

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

Oathing Stone -- Exactly what better area to place the guarantees of a lifetime and eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the couple while their pledges are recited, after that in some traditions is tossed right into a deep body of water to hold those promises for evermore. Today that stone might be kept as a remembrance of this big day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Originally crafted from wood the double handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and also drinking mug rolled right into one. King James of Scotland provided 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 actually been know as the "loving cup". This lovely event shares the true blessings of Kith as well as Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A new bride is formally approved right into the groom's family via this event. Usually the oldest female participant of the bridegroom's family gives a swatch of the household 's Tartan to the new bride indicating she is now linked right into all the behaviors of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic individuals revolved around the protection of fireplace and home. This event is the acknowledgement of the male members of the new bride's household that they too now have a new relationship and a brand-new brother in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments wedding events we can supply thorough support on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, from building and construction of the ceremony to the final blessing in Gaelic we can help you create the day of your desires ...


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