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Events recognizing Celtic roots and also traditions have long been popular. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the dress of official tartan and kilt, wedding celebrations based upon aspects of Celtic tradition can provide long lasting memories. Elements of these wedding celebrations can consist of part or all of the following:

Anam Cara - Essentially, the Hearts other Half, this practice is a unique ceremony celebrating the development of a timeless love forever more. This event of the elements; to the Celts the 4 components Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which a successful connection were constructed.

Anam Cara

This practice was adapted as Christianity moved right into the Celtic lands as well as continues to be a fantastic means to include family and friends in your ceremony.

Handfasting

Handfasting - A ceremony dating back right to classical times, 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 families and friends, proclaim their love and intention by stating a couple of words as well as 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 location to put the promises of a lifetime and eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the groom and bride while their vows are recited, after that in some traditions is tossed into a deep body of water to hold those promises for evermore. Today that stone may be kept as a remembrance of this big day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Originally crafted from timber the twin handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and drinking mug rolled right into one. King James of Scotland gave his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a symbol of his love for her during the marriage ceremony, from that point on the Quaich has been called the "loving cup". This gorgeous ceremony conveys the true blessings of Kith and Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A new bride is officially settled for into the groom's family via this event. Normally the oldest woman participant of the groom's family provides a piece of the family member 's Tartan to the new bride representing she is now linked into all the behaviors of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic individuals focused on the protection of fireplace as well as house. This event is the acknowledgement of the male members of the bride-to-be's family that they also now have a new connection and also a new brother in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments wedding events we can supply comprehensive assistance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish ceremonies, from building of the event to the last true blessing in Gaelic we can help you produce the day of your desires ...


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