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Events recognizing Celtic roots and customs have long been popular. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the dress of official tartan and kilt, wedding celebrations based on elements of Celtic tradition can supply long lasting memories. Aspects of these wedding celebrations can consist of part or every one of the following:

Anam Cara - Essentially, the Hearts Partner, this practice is a distinct event commemorating the creation of a timeless love forever more. This event of the aspects; to the Celts the four aspects Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which an effective connection were constructed.

Anam Cara

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

Handfasting

Handfasting - An event dating back right to classical times, Handfasting is a custom of marriage before the availability of rings and rare-earth elements. The couple would take a piece of fabric or rope and before their families and friends, declare their love and intent by reciting a couple of words and also binding themselves together symbolically with the rope. It is from this tradition we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Exactly what better location to place the assurances of a life time as well as eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the bride and groom while their pledges are recited, then in some customs is thrown 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 twin handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and also drinking vessel rolled right 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 been referred to as the "loving cup". This gorgeous ceremony shares the blessings of Kith as well as Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride-to-be is officially settled for right into the groom's family with this event. Normally the oldest female member of the bridegroom's family provides a piece of the household 's Tartan to the new bride symbolizing she is now interwoven right into all the behaviors of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic peoples revolved around the protection of hearth as well as residence. This event is the recognition of the male participants of the bride-to-be's household that they as well now have a brand-new partnership as well as a new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments wedding events we can provide comprehensive support on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, from building of the event to the final blessing in Gaelic we can assist you create the day of your dreams ...


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