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Events honoring Celtic origins and traditions have actually long been popular. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the dress of official tartan and kilt, wedding events based on elements of Celtic practice can supply long-term memories. Aspects of these wedding celebrations could include part or all of the following:

Anam Cara - Actually, the Hearts other Half, this custom is a unique event celebrating the production of a classic love forever more. This celebration of the elements; to the Celts the four components Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which a successful connection were constructed.

Anam Cara

This custom was adapted as Christianity moved into the Celtic lands and also continues to be a wonderful way to include family and friends in your event.

Handfasting

Handfasting - An event going back to antiquity, Handfasting is a tradition of marriage before the availability of rings and rare-earth elements. The couple would take an item of fabric or rope and before their families and friends, proclaim their love and intent by reciting a few words as well as 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 put the promises of a lifetime and eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the couple while their pledges are stated, after that in some customs is tossed into a deep body of water to hold those promises 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 as well as drinking mug rolled right into one. King James of Scotland gave his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a sign of his love for her during the wedding, from that point on the Quaich has been referred to as the "loving cup". This gorgeous event 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 formally settled for right into the groom's family through this event. Generally the oldest female participant of the groom's family offers a swatch of the family member 's Tartan to the new bride indicating she is currently interwoven into all the doings of the clan.

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

Family Arms

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


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