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Events recognizing Celtic roots as well as traditions have long been preferred. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the gown of official tartan and kilt, wedding celebrations based on elements of Celtic practice can provide enduring memories. Elements of these wedding events can include part or every one of the following:

Anam Cara - Literally, the Hearts Partner, this custom is a one-of-a-kind event commemorating the development of a classic love forever more. This celebration of the components; to the Celts the four elements Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which an effective connection were constructed.

Anam Cara

This custom was adapted as Christianity relocated into the Celtic lands as well as remains to be a wonderful way to include friends and family in your event.

Handfasting

Handfasting - An event going back to antiquity, Handfasting is a tradition of marriage before 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 intention by stating a few words as well as binding themselves with each other symbolically with the cordage. It is from this practice we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- What better place to put the guarantees of a life time and eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the groom and bride while their promises are recited, after that in some traditions is thrown right into a deep body of water to hold those pledges for evermore. Today that stone may be kept as a remembrance of this wedding.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Originally crafted from timber the double handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit as well as drinking vessel rolled into one. King James of Scotland gave his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a symbol of his love for her throughout the marriage ceremony, from that point on the Quaich has actually been know as the "loving cup". This attractive ceremony communicates 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 settled for right into the bridegroom's family with this event. Typically the oldest female participant of the bridegroom's family provides a piece of the household 's Tartan to the bride representing she is currently linked into all the doings of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial roots of the Celtic peoples focused on the defense of hearth and also house. This ceremony is the recognition of the male participants of the bride's family that they also currently have a brand-new partnership as well as a brand-new brother in arms.

Family Arms

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


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