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Celebrations honoring Celtic origins and practices have long been prominent. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the outfit of official tartan and kilt, weddings based on facets of Celtic custom can provide long-term memories. Elements of these wedding events could include part or every one of the following:

Anam Cara - Literally, the Hearts Partner, this custom is a special event celebrating the development of a classic love forever more. This celebration of the components; to the Celts the 4 elements Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which a successful connection were developed.

Anam Cara

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

Handfasting

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

Oathing Stone -- Exactly what better place to place the promises 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 promises are stated, then in some practices is thrown into a deep body of water to hold those assurances for evermore. Today that stone could be maintained as a remembrance of this big day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Originally crafted from wood the double handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit as well as drinking mug rolled into one. King James of Scotland offered 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 conveys 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 officially settled for right into the bridegroom's family via this ceremony. Generally the oldest woman participant of the groom's family offers a swatch of the family member 's Tartan to the new bride indicating she is now interwoven into all the behaviors of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial roots of the Celtic peoples revolved around the defense of hearth and house. This ceremony is the recognition of the male members of the new bride's family that they as well now have a brand-new partnership and also a new brother in arms.

Family Arms

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


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