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Celebrations recognizing Celtic roots and traditions have long been popular. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the outfit of official tartan and kilt, weddings based upon facets of Celtic tradition can supply long-term memories. Aspects of these wedding celebrations can include part or all of the following:

Anam Cara - Actually, the Hearts Partner, this practice is a distinct ceremony commemorating the production of a timeless love forever more. This event of the aspects; to the Celts the four elements Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which a successful relationship were constructed.

Anam Cara

This practice was adapted as Christianity moved into the Celtic lands as well as continues to be a fantastic means to include friends and family in your event.

Handfasting

Handfasting - An event dating back right to classical times, Handfasting is a tradition of marriage before the accessibility of rings and precious metals. The couple would take an item of fabric or rope and before their families and friends, state their love and intention by stating a couple of words and also binding themselves with each other symbolically with the rope. It is from this tradition we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- What better area to put the promises of a lifetime as well as eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the couple while their promises are recited, then in some customs is thrown right into a deep body of water to hold those guarantees for evermore. Today that stone could be maintained as a remembrance of this wedding.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Initially crafted from timber the twin handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and drinking mug rolled right into one. King James of Scotland gave his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a symbol of his love for her during the marriage, from that point on the Quaich has been called the "loving cup". This attractive ceremony communicates 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 formally accepted into the bridegroom's family with this ceremony. Usually the oldest female member of the groom's family gives a piece of the family member 's Tartan to the bride indicating she is currently linked right into all the behaviors of the clan.

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

Family Arms

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


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