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Events recognizing Celtic roots and practices have long been popular. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the gown of official tartan and kilt, wedding events based on elements of Celtic custom can give enduring memories. Elements of these wedding events could include part or all the following:

Anam Cara - Actually, the Hearts other Half, this tradition is a special ceremony commemorating the creation of a classic love now and forever more. This celebration of the elements; to the Celts the 4 aspects Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which a successful relationship were developed.

Anam Cara

This practice was adjusted as Christianity moved into the Celtic lands and remains to be a wonderful means to include family and friends in your event.

Handfasting

Handfasting - A ceremony going back to classical times, Handfasting is a tradition of marriage prior to the accessibility of rings as well as rare-earth elements. The couple would take an item of fabric or rope and before their families and friends, declare their love and purpose by reciting a couple of words as well as binding themselves together symbolically with the rope. It is from this tradition we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".

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

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Initially crafted from timber the double handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and also 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 throughout the marriage ceremony, from that point on the Quaich has been referred to as the "loving cup". This beautiful event communicates the blessings of Kith and also Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A new bride is officially approved right into the groom's family through this event. Typically the oldest female member of the groom's family provides a swatch 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 fireplace and house. This ceremony is the recognition of the male members of the new bride's family that they too now have a brand-new connection as well as a brand-new brother in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments weddings we can provide comprehensive support on Celtic/Scottish/Irish ceremonies, from building and construction of the event to the final blessing in Gaelic we can help you develop the day of your dreams ...


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