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Celebrations recognizing Celtic roots and practices have long been popular. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the outfit of official tartan and kilt, wedding celebrations based upon elements of Celtic practice can give lasting memories. Elements of these weddings could include part or all the following:

Anam Cara - Actually, the Hearts Partner, this practice is a distinct event celebrating the production of a timeless love forever more. This event of the components; to the Celts the four elements Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which an effective partnership were built.

Anam Cara

This tradition was adapted as Christianity relocated right into the Celtic lands as well as remains to be a terrific means to include loved ones in your ceremony.

Handfasting

Handfasting - A ceremony dating back right to classical times, Handfasting is a tradition of marriage prior to the availability 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 intent by reciting a couple of words and also binding themselves together symbolically with the rope. It is from this tradition we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- What better place to place 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 traditions is thrown into a deep body of water to hold those assurances for evermore. Today that stone could be kept as a remembrance of this big day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Originally crafted from wood the twin handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and also drinking cup rolled right into one. King James of Scotland offered 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 called the "loving cup". This gorgeous event communicates the true blessings of Kith as well as Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A new bride is officially accepted into the groom's family through this event. Generally the oldest female participant of the groom's family offers a piece of the household 's Tartan to the new bride indicating she is currently interwoven right 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 also home. This ceremony is the acknowledgement of the male participants of the bride-to-be's household that they too now have a new connection as well as a brand-new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

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


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