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Events recognizing Celtic origins as well as traditions have long been preferred. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the dress of official tartan and kilt, wedding celebrations based on elements of Celtic practice can offer lasting memories. Elements of these wedding events can include part or every one of the following:

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

Anam Cara

This practice was adapted as Christianity moved into the Celtic lands and continues to be a remarkable means to include loved ones in your event.

Handfasting

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

Oathing Stone -- Just what better location to place the promises of a lifetime as well as eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the bride and groom while their vows 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 might be kept as a remembrance of this wedding.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Initially crafted from timber the twin handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and drinking cup rolled 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 called the "loving cup". This gorgeous event conveys the blessings of Kith as well as Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride is formally settled for right into the groom's family with this event. Typically the oldest female member of the bridegroom's family provides a piece of the family member 's Tartan to the new bride representing she is now interwoven right into all the behaviors of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial roots of the Celtic peoples revolved around the defense of fireplace and residence. This ceremony is the acknowledgement of the male participants of the bride-to-be's household that they as well currently have a new relationship and also a new brother in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments weddings we can supply thorough guidance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, from construction of the event to the last blessing in Gaelic we can assist you create the day of your desires ...


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