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Events honoring Celtic roots as well as traditions have long been preferred. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the gown of formal tartan and kilt, wedding celebrations based upon elements of Celtic practice can give long lasting memories. Elements of these wedding events could include part or every one of the following:

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

Anam Cara

This practice was adapted as Christianity moved into the Celtic lands as well as remains to be a fantastic way to include loved ones in your event.

Handfasting

Handfasting - An event dating back to antiquity, Handfasting is a tradition of marriage prior to the availability of rings and also rare-earth elements. 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 cordage. It is from this custom we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".

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

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Initially 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 wedding, from that point on the Quaich has actually been referred to as the "loving cup". This beautiful event conveys the blessings of Kith and Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A new bride is formally approved into the bridegroom's family via this event. Generally the oldest female member of the groom's family gives a piece of the household 's Tartan to the new bride indicating she is currently interwoven right into all the behaviors of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic peoples revolved around the protection of hearth and also residence. This event is the acknowledgement of the male participants of the bride's family members that they also currently have a new relationship as well as a new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments wedding events we can give extensive assistance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, from building of the event to the last true blessing in Gaelic we can assist you develop the day of your desires ...


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