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Events honoring Celtic origins and traditions have actually long been popular. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the gown of official tartan and kilt, weddings based on facets of Celtic practice can provide enduring memories. Aspects of these wedding celebrations can include part or all of the following:

Anam Cara - Essentially, the Hearts other Half, this custom is a distinct ceremony commemorating the production of a timeless love now and forever more. This event of the components; to the Celts the 4 aspects Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which an effective connection were constructed.

Anam Cara

This custom was adjusted as Christianity moved into the Celtic lands and continues to be a remarkable means to include family and friends in your ceremony.

Handfasting

Handfasting - A ceremony dating back to classical times, Handfasting is a tradition of marriage prior to the accessibility of rings and precious metals. The couple would take an item of fabric or rope and before their friends and families, declare their love and purpose by reciting a few words and also binding themselves with each other symbolically with the cordage. It is from this tradition we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Exactly what better place to put the assurances 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 vows are stated, then in some customs is tossed right into a deep body of water to hold those assurances for evermore. Today that stone may be kept as a remembrance of this special day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Initially crafted from timber 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 sign of his love for her throughout the marriage. From that point on the Quaich has been know as the "loving cup". This attractive event communicates the blessings of Kith and Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A new bride is formally settled for right into the bridegroom's family through this ceremony. Typically the oldest woman member of the bridegroom's family provides a swatch of the household '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 individuals revolved around the protection of hearth as well as home. This event is the acknowledgement of the male participants of the bride's family members that they also currently have a brand-new partnership and also a brand-new brother in arms.

Family Arms

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


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