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Celebrations recognizing Celtic origins and practices have long been popular. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the outfit of formal tartan and kilt, wedding events based upon aspects of Celtic custom can supply long lasting memories. Facets of these weddings could include part or all of the following:

Anam Cara - Actually, the Hearts Partner, this practice is a distinct ceremony commemorating the development of an ageless love forever more. This celebration of the elements; to the Celts the 4 aspects Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which an effective relationship were developed.

Anam Cara

This practice was adapted as Christianity moved into the Celtic lands and remains to be a fantastic way to include friends and family in your ceremony.

Handfasting

Handfasting - A ceremony going back right 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, proclaim their love and intent by reciting a few words and 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 place the guarantees of a life time and also eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the groom and bride while their vows are stated, then in some practices is tossed right into a deep body of water to hold those promises for evermore. Today that stone could be maintained as a remembrance of this wedding.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Originally crafted from timber the double handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and drinking vessel rolled right into one. King James of Scotland gave his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a sign of his love for her during the marriage ceremony, from that point on the Quaich has been called the "loving cup". This stunning event shares 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 approved into the bridegroom's family with this event. Normally the oldest female member of the groom's family provides a piece of the household 's Tartan to the bride-to-be indicating she is currently linked into all the doings of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic individuals focused on the protection of fireplace and home. This ceremony is the acknowledgement of the male members of the new bride's family members that they also currently have a brand-new relationship and a new brother in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments wedding events we can give extensive guidance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, from building and construction of the ceremony to the last true blessing in Gaelic we can help you create the day of your desires ...


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