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Events recognizing Celtic origins and also customs have long been popular. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the gown of official tartan and kilt, wedding events based upon facets of Celtic practice can offer long-term memories. Aspects of these wedding celebrations could consist of part or every one of the following:

Anam Cara - Literally, the Hearts Partner, this practice is a distinct event commemorating the development of a classic love now and forever more. This event of the aspects; to the Celts the four aspects Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which a successful partnership were built.

Anam Cara

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

Handfasting

Handfasting - An event going back to antiquity, Handfasting is a practice of marriage prior to the accessibility of rings as well as rare-earth elements. The couple would take a piece of cloth or rope and before their friends and families, declare their love and intention by stating a few words and binding themselves with each other symbolically with the cordage. It is from this tradition we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Exactly what better place to put the promises of a life time and eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the bride and groom while their promises are recited, then in some practices is tossed right into a deep body of water to hold those pledges for evermore. Today that stone could be maintained as a remembrance of this big day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Initially crafted from timber the twin handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and drinking mug rolled right into one. King James of Scotland offered 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 know as the "loving cup". This gorgeous ceremony shares 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 approved into the bridegroom's family through this ceremony. Normally the oldest woman participant of the groom's family offers a swatch 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 peoples revolved around the protection of hearth and house. This event is the recognition of the male participants of the bride-to-be's household that they as well currently have a brand-new partnership and a new brother in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments wedding celebrations we can provide extensive support on Celtic/Scottish/Irish ceremonies, from building of the event to the last blessing in Gaelic we can assist you produce the day of your dreams ...


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