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Celebrations honoring Celtic roots and practices have long been preferred. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the dress of official tartan and kilt, wedding celebrations based on aspects of Celtic custom can provide long lasting memories. Elements of these wedding celebrations could include part or all the following:

Anam Cara - Literally, the Hearts other Half, 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 an effective partnership were built.

Anam Cara

This practice was adapted as Christianity moved right into the Celtic lands and also remains to be a remarkable means to include friends and family in your event.

Handfasting

Handfasting - An event dating back to antiquity, Handfasting is a practice of marriage prior to the accessibility of rings and rare-earth elements. The couple would take an item of fabric or rope and before their families and friends, proclaim their love and intent by reciting a few words as well as 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 -- What better area to put the assurances of a life time as well as eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the couple while their vows are recited, then in some traditions is tossed into a deep body of water to hold those promises for evermore. Today that stone could be maintained 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 also drinking vessel rolled right into one. King James of Scotland gave his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a symbol of his love for her throughout the wedding, from that point on the Quaich has been called the "loving cup". This stunning ceremony communicates the 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 bridegroom's family with this event. Generally the oldest female member of the groom's family provides a piece of the household 's Tartan to the bride-to-be indicating she is now linked into all the behaviors of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial roots of the Celtic individuals revolved around the protection of hearth as well as house. This event is the recognition of the male members of the bride-to-be's family members that they too currently have a brand-new partnership as well as a brand-new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

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


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