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Celebrations recognizing Celtic origins and practices have long been prominent. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the gown of official tartan and kilt, wedding events based on elements of Celtic tradition can give lasting memories. Aspects of these wedding events could consist of part or every one of the following:

Anam Cara - Actually, the Hearts other Half, this tradition is a unique event commemorating the creation of a timeless love now and forever more. This event of the aspects; to the Celts the 4 aspects Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which an effective partnership were developed.

Anam Cara

This practice was adapted as Christianity moved into the Celtic lands and also continues to be a fantastic way to include loved ones in your event.

Handfasting

Handfasting - An event going back right to classical times, Handfasting is a tradition of marriage prior to the availability of rings and also rare-earth elements. The couple would take an item of fabric or rope and before their friends and families, proclaim their love and intention by stating a few words and binding themselves with each other symbolically with the cordage. It is from this practice we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Exactly what better area to place the assurances of a life time and eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the couple while their promises are stated, after that 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 wedding.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Initially crafted from wood the twin handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and drinking mug rolled right into one. King James of Scotland offered 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 actually been referred to as the "loving cup". This stunning event communicates the true blessings of Kith and also 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 bridegroom's family with this event. Normally the oldest woman participant of the groom's family provides a piece of the family member 's Tartan to the new bride representing she is currently interwoven into all the behaviors of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic individuals revolved around the protection of fireplace and also home. This event is the acknowledgement of the male participants of the bride's family that they as well now have a new relationship and a brand-new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

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


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