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Celebrations honoring Celtic origins and traditions have actually long been popular. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the dress of formal tartan and kilt, wedding events based upon facets of Celtic practice can offer long-term memories. Facets of these wedding celebrations could consist of part or all the following:

Anam Cara - Actually, the Hearts other Half, this practice is a unique ceremony celebrating the creation of a classic love forever more. This event of the elements; to the Celts the 4 elements Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which a successful partnership were developed.

Anam Cara

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

Handfasting

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

Oathing Stone -- Just what better place to place the promises of a life time and eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the couple while their promises are stated, 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 special day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Initially crafted from timber the twin handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and drinking cup rolled into one. King James of Scotland offered his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a symbol of his love for her during the marriage ceremony, from that point on the Quaich has actually been referred to as the "loving cup". This attractive event communicates the blessings of Kith and Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A new bride is officially accepted right into the bridegroom's family via this event. Generally the oldest woman member of the bridegroom's family gives a piece of the family member 's Tartan to the bride representing she is currently interwoven right into all the doings of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic peoples focused on the protection of hearth and also house. This ceremony is the recognition of the male participants of the new bride's family members that they too currently have a brand-new connection and also a new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments weddings we can offer thorough guidance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, from construction of the event to the last blessing in Gaelic we can assist you develop the day of your dreams ...


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