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Events recognizing Celtic roots and practices have long been preferred. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the outfit of formal tartan and kilt, wedding events based upon elements of Celtic tradition can give lasting memories. Elements of these wedding events can include part or all of the following:

Anam Cara - Actually, the Hearts other Half, this tradition is a distinct ceremony celebrating the production of a classic love forever more. This event of the elements; to the Celts the four aspects Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which a successful connection were built.

Anam Cara

This practice was adjusted as Christianity relocated into the Celtic lands and remains to be a terrific means to include family and friends in your ceremony.

Handfasting

Handfasting - A ceremony going back to classical times, Handfasting is a practice of marriage prior to the accessibility of rings and also precious metals. The couple would take a piece of fabric or rope and before their families and friends, declare their love and intent by stating a few words as well as binding themselves together symbolically with the rope. It is from this tradition we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- What better area to put the promises of a life time and also eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the couple while their promises are stated, then in some practices is thrown into a deep body of water to hold those promises for evermore. Today that stone may be maintained as a remembrance of this special day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Originally crafted from wood the twin handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and also drinking vessel 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 stunning ceremony shares the true blessings of Kith and also Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride is officially accepted into the bridegroom's family via this event. Generally the oldest female member of the bridegroom's family provides a swatch of the household 's Tartan to the bride symbolizing she is now interwoven into all the doings of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial roots of the Celtic individuals revolved around the protection of fireplace as well as residence. This ceremony is the acknowledgement of the male members of the new bride's family members that they too currently have a brand-new connection and a new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments wedding events we can give comprehensive guidance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, from building of the ceremony to the final true blessing in Gaelic we can help you create the day of your dreams ...


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