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Events honoring Celtic origins and customs have actually long been popular. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the outfit of official tartan and kilt, weddings based on aspects of Celtic tradition can give long-term memories. Aspects of these wedding celebrations can include part or every one of the following:

Anam Cara - Actually, the Hearts Partner, this tradition is a special ceremony commemorating the development of an ageless love forever more. This celebration of the elements; to the Celts the four elements Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which a successful connection were built.

Anam Cara

This tradition was adapted as Christianity relocated into the Celtic lands and remains to be a remarkable 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 accessibility of rings and precious metals. The couple would take a piece of cloth or rope and before their families and friends, state their love and purpose by reciting a few words and binding themselves with each other symbolically with the cordage. It is from this custom we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- What better area to put the assurances of a lifetime and also eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the groom and bride while their pledges are recited, then in some practices is thrown right 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 as well as drinking mug rolled right into one. King James of Scotland gave his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a sign of his love for her throughout the wedding, from that point on the Quaich has been know as the "loving cup". This lovely ceremony communicates the blessings of Kith and also Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A new bride is formally accepted right into the bridegroom's family through this ceremony. Typically the oldest female member of the bridegroom's family gives a swatch of the family member 's Tartan to the new bride 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 revolved around the defense of fireplace and house. This ceremony is the acknowledgement of the male participants of the bride's household that they also currently have a new relationship as well as a new brother in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments wedding celebrations we can give detailed guidance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, from building and construction of the event to the last blessing in Gaelic we can help you produce the day of your desires ...


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