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Events recognizing Celtic origins and also customs have actually long been popular. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the gown of official tartan and kilt, wedding events based upon facets of Celtic custom can give long lasting memories. Aspects of these weddings could consist of part or all the following:

Anam Cara - Actually, the Hearts Partner, this tradition is an one-of-a-kind event commemorating the development of an ageless love now and forever more. This celebration of the components; to the Celts the 4 components Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which an effective relationship were built.

Anam Cara

This custom was adapted as Christianity moved into the Celtic lands and also continues to be a fantastic means to include loved ones in your event.

Handfasting

Handfasting - A ceremony dating back to antiquity, Handfasting is a tradition of marriage before the accessibility of rings and precious metals. The couple would take a piece of fabric or rope and before their friends and families, declare their love and intent by stating a couple of words and also binding themselves together symbolically with the rope. It is from this custom we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Just what better place to place the assurances of a lifetime as well as eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the bride and groom while their promises are recited, after that in some customs is tossed 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 - Originally crafted from wood the double handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and also drinking cup rolled right into one. King James of Scotland gave 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 true blessings of Kith and Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride-to-be is formally accepted into the bridegroom's family through this ceremony. Generally the oldest female member of the groom's family offers a piece of the family member 's Tartan to the bride indicating she is currently interwoven into all the doings of the clan.

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

Family Arms

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


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