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Celebrations honoring Celtic origins and customs have long been prominent. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the dress of formal tartan and kilt, wedding events based on elements of Celtic practice can offer long-term memories. Elements of these weddings could consist of part or every one of the following:

Anam Cara - Literally, the Hearts other Half, this custom is a distinct ceremony celebrating the creation of an ageless love forever more. This event of the elements; to the Celts the 4 elements Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which an effective connection were constructed.

Anam Cara

This practice was adjusted as Christianity moved into the Celtic lands and continues to be a fantastic way to include loved ones in your ceremony.

Handfasting

Handfasting - A ceremony going back to antiquity, Handfasting is a practice of marriage prior to the availability of rings and also precious metals. The couple would take an item of cloth or rope and before their friends and families, declare their love and intent by stating a few words and also binding themselves with each other symbolically with the rope. It is from this practice we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- What better area to place the guarantees of a lifetime and eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the groom and bride while their pledges are stated, then in some customs is tossed right into a deep body of water to hold those assurances for evermore. Today that stone may be maintained as a remembrance of this special day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Initially crafted from timber the double handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit as well as drinking cup 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 ceremony, from that point on the Quaich has actually been know as the "loving cup". This gorgeous ceremony conveys the true 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 accepted right into the bridegroom's family with this event. Generally the oldest woman member of the bridegroom's family provides a swatch of the family member 's Tartan to the bride signifying she is currently interwoven into all the behaviors of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial roots of the Celtic individuals focused on the protection of fireplace as well as house. This event is the acknowledgement of the male participants of the bride's family that they too currently have a brand-new connection as well as a brand-new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments weddings we can offer thorough assistance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, from building and construction of the event to the last blessing in Gaelic we can help you develop the day of your dreams ...


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