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Events honoring Celtic roots and customs have long been prominent. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the outfit of formal tartan and kilt, wedding celebrations based on aspects of Celtic practice can provide long lasting memories. Aspects of these weddings can include part or all of the following:

Anam Cara - Literally, the Hearts Partner, this custom is a one-of-a-kind ceremony commemorating the production of a classic love forever more. This event of the elements; to the Celts the 4 aspects Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which an effective relationship were constructed.

Anam Cara

This practice was adjusted as Christianity relocated into the Celtic lands as well as continues to be a remarkable means to include loved ones in your event.

Handfasting

Handfasting - A ceremony going back right to antiquity, Handfasting is a practice of marriage prior to the availability of rings as well as precious metals. The couple would take a piece of fabric or rope and before their families and friends, state their love and intent by reciting a couple of words as well as binding themselves with each other symbolically with the cordage. It is from this custom we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Exactly what better place to place the assurances of a life time as well as eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the bride and groom while their vows are stated, after that in some traditions is tossed into a deep body of water to hold those promises for evermore. Today that stone may be maintained as a remembrance of this special day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Initially crafted from wood the twin 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 marriage, from that point on the Quaich has been called the "loving cup". This attractive ceremony shares the blessings of Kith and Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride-to-be is formally approved right into the groom's family through this event. Normally the oldest female participant of the groom's family gives a swatch of the household 's Tartan to the new bride representing she is currently linked right into all the doings of the clan.

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

Family Arms

At Life's Moments weddings we can give detailed assistance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish ceremonies, from building of the event to the last true blessing in Gaelic we can assist you develop the day of your desires ...


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