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Events recognizing Celtic roots and customs have long been preferred. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the dress of formal tartan and kilt, weddings based on facets of Celtic tradition can provide lasting memories. Facets of these wedding events could include part or all of the following:

Anam Cara - Essentially, the Hearts Partner, this tradition is a special event celebrating the creation of an ageless love now and forever more. This celebration of the elements; to the Celts the four components Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which an effective partnership were constructed.

Anam Cara

This custom was adapted as Christianity relocated right into the Celtic lands as well as remains to be a remarkable means to include loved ones in your ceremony.

Handfasting

Handfasting - A ceremony going back to antiquity, Handfasting is a custom of marriage prior to the availability of rings as well as rare-earth elements. The couple would take a piece of cloth or rope and before their families and friends, proclaim their love and intention by reciting a couple of words and also binding themselves together symbolically with the rope. It is from this custom we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Just what better area to place the promises of a life time and 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 right into a deep body of water to hold those assurances for evermore. Today that stone might be maintained as a remembrance of this special day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Initially crafted from wood the double handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and 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 attractive event communicates the blessings of Kith and also Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride is formally settled for right into the bridegroom's family through this event. Normally the oldest female participant of the bridegroom's family offers a piece of the family member 's Tartan to the bride-to-be symbolizing she is now linked into all the doings of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic peoples revolved around the defense of fireplace as well as house. This ceremony is the recognition of the male members of the bride-to-be's family members that they too currently have a brand-new partnership and a brand-new brother in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments wedding events we can supply extensive assistance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish ceremonies, from building of the event to the final true blessing in Gaelic we can assist you develop the day of your desires ...


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