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

Anam Cara - Literally, the Hearts Partner, this practice is a unique event celebrating the production of a timeless love forever more. This celebration of the components; to the Celts the four elements Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which a successful partnership were constructed.

Anam Cara

This tradition was adjusted as Christianity moved into the Celtic lands and also remains to be a fantastic way to include family and friends in your event.

Handfasting

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

Oathing Stone -- What better location to put the guarantees of a lifetime 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 recited, then in some traditions is thrown right into a deep body of water to hold those promises for evermore. Today that stone may be kept as a remembrance of this wedding.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Originally crafted from timber the twin handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and drinking mug rolled into one. King James of Scotland gave his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a symbol of his love for her throughout the marriage, from that point on the Quaich has been referred to as 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 new bride is officially approved into the groom's family with this ceremony. Usually the oldest woman participant of the bridegroom's family offers a piece of the family member 's Tartan to the bride representing she is currently linked into all the doings of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial roots of the Celtic peoples revolved around the protection of fireplace and house. This event is the acknowledgement of the male participants of the bride-to-be's family that they as well currently have a new connection and a brand-new brother in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments weddings we can supply comprehensive guidance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, from building of the ceremony to the last blessing in Gaelic we can help you develop the day of your dreams ...


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