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Celebrations honoring Celtic roots as well as 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 elements of Celtic custom can supply enduring memories. Aspects of these weddings can include part or all of the following:

Anam Cara - Literally, the Hearts other Half, this practice is a special event commemorating the development of a classic love now and forever more. This celebration of the components; to the Celts the 4 components Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which an effective partnership were built.

Anam Cara

This custom was adapted as Christianity moved into the Celtic lands and remains to be a fantastic means to include friends and family in your ceremony.

Handfasting

Handfasting - A ceremony going back right to antiquity, Handfasting is a practice of marriage prior to the availability 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 reciting a few words as well as binding themselves together symbolically with the cordage. It is from this custom we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Just what better location to place the promises of a life time and also eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the bride and groom while their vows are recited, after that in some customs is tossed right into a deep body of water to hold those promises for evermore. Today that stone could be kept 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 also drinking cup rolled right 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, from that point on the Quaich has actually been referred to as the "loving cup". This gorgeous ceremony communicates the blessings of Kith and also Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride-to-be is formally settled for right into the groom's family via this ceremony. Normally the oldest woman member of the bridegroom's family provides a swatch of the household 's Tartan to the bride-to-be symbolizing she is now linked right into all the doings of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic peoples focused on the defense of hearth and home. This ceremony is the acknowledgement of the male participants of the bride's family members that they too currently have a new relationship and also a new brother in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments weddings we can offer extensive guidance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, from building and construction of the event to the final blessing in Gaelic we can help you create the day of your dreams ...


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