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Events honoring Celtic roots as well as traditions have long been preferred. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the outfit of official tartan and kilt, wedding celebrations based upon elements of Celtic custom can offer long lasting memories. Facets of these weddings can include part or every one of the following:

Anam Cara - Essentially, the Hearts other Half, this tradition is a distinct event celebrating the creation of a classic love now and forever more. This event of the elements; to the Celts the 4 aspects Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which a successful relationship were constructed.

Anam Cara

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

Handfasting

Handfasting - A ceremony dating back right to antiquity, Handfasting is a tradition of marriage prior to the accessibility of rings and also rare-earth elements. The couple would take an item of cloth or rope and before their friends and families, proclaim their love and intention by reciting a few words as well as binding themselves together symbolically with the cordage. It is from this custom we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".

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

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Originally crafted from wood the twin handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and also drinking vessel rolled into one. King James of Scotland gave his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a sign of his love for her during the wedding, from that point on the Quaich has actually been referred to as the "loving cup". This lovely ceremony shares the blessings of Kith and also Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride is formally approved right into the groom's family via this ceremony. Generally the oldest female participant of the bridegroom's family offers a piece of the household 's Tartan to the bride symbolizing she is now linked into all the behaviors of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial roots of the Celtic peoples focused on the protection of fireplace as well as house. This ceremony is the acknowledgement of the male members of the bride's household that they as well now have a brand-new relationship as well as a new brother in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments wedding celebrations we can provide comprehensive guidance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish ceremonies, from construction of the event to the final blessing in Gaelic we can help you produce the day of your desires ...


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