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Events honoring Celtic origins as well as traditions have actually long been prominent. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the gown of formal tartan and kilt, weddings based upon aspects of Celtic practice can provide lasting memories. Facets of these wedding celebrations can include part or all of the following:

Anam Cara - Essentially, the Hearts Partner, this tradition is a distinct ceremony commemorating the creation of a classic love forever more. This celebration of the elements; to the Celts the 4 aspects Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which a successful partnership were developed.

Anam Cara

This tradition was adjusted as Christianity moved right into the Celtic lands and continues to be a fantastic way to include family and friends in your ceremony.

Handfasting

Handfasting - An event going back to antiquity, Handfasting is a custom of marriage prior to the availability 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 intent by stating a couple of words as well as binding themselves with each other symbolically with the rope. It is from this practice we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Just what better area to place the guarantees of a lifetime and also eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the bride and groom while their promises are recited, then in some customs is thrown right into a deep body of water to hold those pledges for evermore. Today that stone might 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 into one. King James of Scotland offered his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a sign of his love for her during the marriage, from that point on the Quaich has actually been referred to as the "loving cup". This beautiful event 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 settled for into the groom's family via this event. Normally the oldest female member of the bridegroom's family gives a swatch of the family member 's Tartan to the bride-to-be symbolizing she is currently interwoven into all the behaviors of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic individuals focused on the defense of hearth as well as home. This ceremony is the recognition of the male members of the bride's family that they also currently have a new connection as well as a brand-new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments wedding celebrations we can supply thorough support on Celtic/Scottish/Irish ceremonies, from building and construction of the event to the final true blessing in Gaelic we can assist you produce the day of your desires ...


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