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Events recognizing Celtic roots and also customs have actually long been preferred. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the outfit of official tartan and kilt, wedding celebrations based on elements of Celtic practice can provide lasting memories. Aspects of these wedding events could include part or every one of the following:

Anam Cara - Literally, the Hearts other Half, this practice is a special ceremony celebrating the development of an ageless love forever more. This celebration of the elements; to the Celts the four components Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which an effective relationship were developed.

Anam Cara

This tradition was adapted as Christianity relocated right into the Celtic lands and remains to be a terrific way to include friends and family in your ceremony.

Handfasting

Handfasting - An event going back right to antiquity, Handfasting is a tradition of marriage before the accessibility of rings and precious metals. The couple would take an item of cloth or rope and before their families and friends, state their love and intent by reciting a few words and also binding themselves with each other symbolically with the cordage. It is from this custom we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Just what better place to place the guarantees of a life time as well as eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the couple while their vows are stated, then in some traditions is thrown into a deep body of water to hold those guarantees for evermore. Today that stone could be kept as a remembrance of this wedding.

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 gave his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a symbol of his love for her during the marriage ceremony, From that point on the Quaich has been know as the "loving cup". This gorgeous ceremony communicates the blessings of Kith as well as Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A new bride is officially accepted into the groom's family via this ceremony. Normally the oldest female member of the groom's family provides a swatch of the family member 's Tartan to the new bride signifying she is currently linked into all the doings of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic individuals focused on the defense of fireplace and home. This event is the recognition of the male participants of the new bride's family members that they too now have a brand-new relationship and also a brand-new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments wedding celebrations we can offer extensive assistance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, from construction of the ceremony to the last blessing in Gaelic we can help you create the day of your dreams ...


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