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Celebrations honoring Celtic origins as well as traditions have actually long been popular. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the gown of formal tartan and kilt, weddings based upon elements of Celtic custom can offer long lasting memories. Facets of these wedding events could consist of part or all of the following:

Anam Cara - Essentially, the Hearts other Half, this custom is a special event celebrating the creation of a timeless love forever more. This event of the components; to the Celts the four elements Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which a successful relationship were developed.

Anam Cara

This tradition was adjusted as Christianity relocated right into the Celtic lands as well as continues to be a terrific means to include loved ones in your ceremony.

Handfasting

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

Oathing Stone -- What better place to put the promises of a lifetime and eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the groom and bride while their pledges are stated, after that in some practices is tossed into a deep body of water to hold those promises for evermore. Today that stone might be kept as a remembrance of this special day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Originally crafted from wood the double handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and drinking mug rolled right into one. King James of Scotland gave his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a sign of his love for her during the marriage ceremony, from that point on the Quaich has been know as the "loving cup". This attractive event conveys the blessings of Kith and Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride-to-be is formally approved right into the groom's family through this event. Normally the oldest woman member of the groom's family provides a swatch of the family member 's Tartan to the 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 focused on the protection of hearth as well as house. This ceremony is the acknowledgement of the male members of the new bride's family members that they too now have a new connection and a new brother in arms.

Family Arms

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


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