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Celebrations recognizing Celtic roots as well as traditions have actually long been prominent. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the gown of formal tartan and kilt, wedding celebrations based on aspects of Celtic tradition can provide enduring memories. Aspects of these wedding celebrations can include part or all the following:

Anam Cara - Literally, the Hearts other Half, this tradition is a distinct ceremony commemorating the creation of a timeless love forever more. This celebration of the elements; to the Celts the 4 aspects Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which a successful relationship were built.

Anam Cara

This custom was adjusted as Christianity relocated right into the Celtic lands as well as continues to be a terrific way to include friends and family in your ceremony.

Handfasting

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

Oathing Stone -- What better place to place the guarantees of a life time as well as eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the groom and bride while their promises are stated, after that in some customs is tossed right into a deep body of water to hold those guarantees for evermore. Today that stone might be maintained as a remembrance of this wedding.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Originally crafted from wood the double handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and drinking vessel rolled into one. King James of Scotland provided his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a symbol of his love for her during the marriage, from that point on the Quaich has actually been know as the "loving cup". This beautiful ceremony communicates the blessings of Kith as well as Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride is formally settled for into the bridegroom's family through this event. Generally the oldest female participant of the groom's family offers a swatch 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 defense of hearth and also home. This ceremony is the recognition of the male members of the bride-to-be's family that they also currently have a brand-new partnership and a new brother in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments wedding celebrations we can give detailed support on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, from construction of the event to the last true blessing in Gaelic we can help you produce the day of your desires ...


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