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Celebrations recognizing Celtic origins and traditions have actually long been preferred. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the dress of official tartan and kilt, wedding celebrations based on facets of Celtic tradition can give lasting memories. Facets of these wedding events can consist of part or all of the following:

Anam Cara - Literally, the Hearts other Half, this tradition is a distinct event commemorating the development of a timeless love forever more. This celebration of the aspects; to the Celts the 4 elements Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which a successful relationship were built.

Anam Cara

This tradition was adapted as Christianity moved into the Celtic lands as well as continues to be a fantastic means to include loved ones in your ceremony.

Handfasting

Handfasting - An event dating back right to classical times, Handfasting is a custom of marriage prior to the accessibility of rings and precious metals. The couple would take a piece of fabric or rope and before their families and friends, state their love and intention by stating a couple of words and binding themselves with each other symbolically with the cordage. It is from this practice we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Exactly what better location to put the promises of a lifetime as well as eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the couple while their vows are recited, then in some practices is thrown right into a deep body of water to hold those promises for evermore. Today that stone may be kept as a remembrance of this big 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 right into one. King James of Scotland gave 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 referred to as the "loving cup". This stunning event conveys the true blessings of Kith and Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride is formally settled for into the bridegroom's family via this ceremony. Normally the oldest woman participant of the groom's family provides a piece of the family member 's Tartan to the bride-to-be indicating she is currently linked right into all the behaviors of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial roots of the Celtic individuals focused on the defense of hearth as well as residence. This event is the recognition of the male members of the bride-to-be's family members that they as well now have a new partnership as well as a brand-new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments wedding events we can provide thorough guidance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, from building of the ceremony to the final blessing in Gaelic we can help you create the day of your dreams ...


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