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Events recognizing Celtic origins and also practices have actually long been prominent. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the dress of official tartan and kilt, weddings based on facets of Celtic tradition can provide long lasting memories. Aspects of these wedding celebrations could consist of part or every one of the following:

Anam Cara - Actually, the Hearts Partner, this practice is a unique ceremony commemorating the development of an ageless love now and forever more. This event of the elements; to the Celts the four elements Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which a successful partnership were developed.

Anam Cara

This custom was adapted as Christianity moved into the Celtic lands and also continues to be a terrific way to include loved ones in your event.

Handfasting

Handfasting - A ceremony going back right to antiquity, Handfasting is a tradition of marriage prior to the availability of rings as well as precious metals. The couple would take a piece of cloth or rope and before their families and friends, declare their love and purpose by reciting a couple of words as well as binding themselves with each other symbolically with the rope. It is from this practice 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 groom and bride while their vows are stated, after that in some practices is tossed right into a deep body of water to hold those guarantees for evermore. Today that stone may be kept as a remembrance of this special day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Originally crafted from timber the double handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and drinking vessel rolled into one. King James of Scotland provided his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a symbol of his love for her during the wedding, from that point on the Quaich has been know as the "loving cup". This beautiful ceremony communicates the blessings of Kith and Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride is officially accepted into the groom's family via this event. Normally the oldest female participant of the bridegroom's family provides a piece of the household 's Tartan to the new bride representing she is currently interwoven into all the behaviors of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic individuals revolved around the protection of fireplace as well as home. This ceremony is the recognition of the male participants of the bride-to-be's family members that they also currently have a new relationship and also a brand-new brother in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments wedding celebrations we can provide thorough assistance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish ceremonies, from building of the ceremony to the last blessing in Gaelic we can help you develop the day of your dreams ...


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