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Celebrations honoring Celtic roots and also traditions have long been preferred. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the outfit of formal tartan and kilt, wedding celebrations based upon facets of Celtic tradition can offer enduring memories. Aspects of these weddings can consist of part or all of the following:

Anam Cara - Essentially, the Hearts Partner, this custom is a unique event commemorating the production of an ageless love now and forever more. This celebration of the aspects; to the Celts the four elements Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which a successful partnership were constructed.

Anam Cara

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

Handfasting

Handfasting - A ceremony dating back to classical times, Handfasting is a tradition of marriage prior to the accessibility of rings and also rare-earth elements. The couple would take a piece of cloth or rope and before their families and friends, state their love and purpose by stating a few 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 -- Exactly what better location 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 vows are recited, then in some customs is tossed right into a deep body of water to hold those guarantees 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 vessel rolled into one. King James of Scotland gave his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a symbol of his love for her throughout the marriage ceremony, from that point on the Quaich has been called the "loving cup". This gorgeous event shares the true blessings of Kith and Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A new bride is officially settled for right into the bridegroom's family via this event. Usually the oldest woman participant of the groom's family provides a swatch of the family member 's Tartan to the new bride indicating she is currently linked into all the doings of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic peoples focused on the defense of hearth as well as house. This event is the acknowledgement of the male members of the bride's household that they too currently have a brand-new relationship as well as a brand-new brother in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments weddings we can give detailed support on Celtic/Scottish/Irish ceremonies, from building and construction of the ceremony to the last true blessing in Gaelic we can help you produce the day of your desires ...


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