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Celebrations recognizing Celtic roots and also customs have long been preferred. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the outfit of official tartan and kilt, wedding events based on facets of Celtic tradition can offer long lasting memories. Elements of these wedding events can include part or all of the following:

Anam Cara - Literally, the Hearts Partner, this practice is a unique ceremony celebrating the creation of a classic 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 constructed.

Anam Cara

This practice was adapted as Christianity relocated right into the Celtic lands and continues to be a terrific means to include family and friends in your event.

Handfasting

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

Oathing Stone -- Exactly what better place to put the assurances of a life time and also eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the bride and groom while their promises are stated, then in some practices is thrown into a deep body of water to hold those pledges for evermore. Today that stone may be kept as a remembrance of this wedding.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Originally crafted from timber the double handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and also drinking mug rolled 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 referred to as the "loving cup". This attractive event conveys the 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 via this ceremony. Typically the oldest woman participant of the bridegroom's family offers a piece of the family member 's Tartan to the new bride symbolizing she is currently linked right into all the behaviors of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial roots of the Celtic peoples revolved around the defense of fireplace and also residence. This ceremony is the acknowledgement of the male members of the bride-to-be's family that they too now have a brand-new connection as well as a brand-new brother in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments wedding events we can offer thorough guidance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish ceremonies, from building and construction of the event to the final blessing in Gaelic we can help you produce the day of your dreams ...


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