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Celebrations recognizing Celtic origins and traditions have actually long been popular. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the gown of formal tartan and kilt, wedding events based on aspects of Celtic practice can offer lasting memories. Facets of these weddings can include part or all of the following:

Anam Cara - Essentially, the Hearts Partner, this practice is a distinct event celebrating the production of a classic love forever more. This event of the components; to the Celts the 4 components Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which an effective partnership were constructed.

Anam Cara

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

Handfasting

Handfasting - An event going back right to antiquity, Handfasting is a tradition 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 friends and families, declare their love and purpose by stating a couple of words as well as binding themselves together symbolically with the cordage. It is from this practice we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Exactly what better area to put the pledges of a lifetime and eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the couple while their pledges are recited, then in some practices is tossed into a deep body of water to hold those assurances for evermore. Today that stone may 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 as well as drinking vessel rolled into one. King James of Scotland provided his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a sign of his love for her throughout the marriage ceremony, from that point on the Quaich has been know as the "loving cup". This stunning ceremony conveys 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 groom's family through this event. Generally the oldest female participant of the groom's family offers a swatch of the household 's Tartan to the new bride indicating she is currently linked into all the behaviors of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial roots of the Celtic individuals focused on the protection of hearth and house. This event is the recognition of the male participants of the new bride's household that they too now have a brand-new connection and also a brand-new brother in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments wedding celebrations we can provide detailed assistance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish ceremonies, from building and construction of the ceremony to the final true blessing in Gaelic we can help you produce the day of your desires ...


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