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Events honoring Celtic origins and practices have long been popular. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the dress of official tartan and kilt, weddings based upon elements of Celtic practice can supply long lasting memories. Facets of these wedding celebrations could consist of part or all of the following:

Anam Cara - Literally, the Hearts other Half, this tradition is an one-of-a-kind ceremony commemorating the development of a timeless love now and forever more. This event of the elements; to the Celts the four elements Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which an effective connection were built.

Anam Cara

This custom was adapted as Christianity moved right into the Celtic lands and continues to be a wonderful way to include friends and family in your event.

Handfasting

Handfasting - A ceremony going back to classical times, Handfasting is a tradition of marriage before the accessibility of rings and precious metals. The couple would take a piece of cloth or rope and before their families and friends, proclaim their love and intention by reciting a few words and binding themselves together symbolically with the rope. It is from this practice we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- What better area to put the guarantees of a lifetime and 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 thrown into a deep body of water to hold those guarantees for evermore. Today that stone could be maintained as a remembrance of this special day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Originally crafted from timber the twin handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit as well as drinking cup rolled right into one. King James of Scotland gave his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a sign of his love for her throughout the wedding, From that point on the Quaich has actually been called the "loving cup". This attractive event communicates the blessings of Kith and Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride is officially settled for right into the bridegroom's family with this event. Usually the oldest female member of the groom's family offers a piece of the household 's Tartan to the bride representing she is now interwoven right 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 and also residence. This ceremony is the recognition of the male members of the new bride's household that they also currently have a brand-new connection as well as a new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments weddings we can offer detailed support on Celtic/Scottish/Irish ceremonies, from construction of the ceremony to the last true blessing in Gaelic we can assist you create the day of your desires ...


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