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Celebrations recognizing Celtic origins and practices have actually long been prominent. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the gown of formal tartan and kilt, wedding events based on aspects of Celtic practice can give lasting memories. Aspects of these weddings can include part or all of the following:

Anam Cara - Actually, the Hearts other Half, this practice is a special ceremony commemorating the production of a timeless love now and forever more. This celebration of the components; to the Celts the four aspects Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which a successful partnership were constructed.

Anam Cara

This tradition was adapted as Christianity relocated right into the Celtic lands and also remains to be a fantastic way to include friends and family in your event.

Handfasting

Handfasting - An event dating back to antiquity, Handfasting is a tradition of marriage prior to the availability of rings and precious metals. The couple would take a piece of cloth or rope and before their friends and families, declare their love and intention by stating a couple of words as well as binding themselves together symbolically with the cordage. It is from this custom we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Exactly what better location to place the guarantees of a life time and also eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the bride and groom while their pledges are recited, then in some traditions is thrown right into a deep body of water to hold those guarantees for evermore. Today that stone could be maintained as a remembrance of this special day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Originally crafted from timber the twin handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit as well as drinking cup rolled into one. King James of Scotland provided 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 know as the "loving cup". This attractive event communicates the 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 bridegroom's family with this ceremony. Generally the oldest woman participant of the bridegroom's family offers a piece of the family member 's Tartan to the new bride indicating she is now interwoven right into all the behaviors of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial roots of the Celtic individuals revolved around the defense of hearth and residence. This ceremony is the acknowledgement of the male members of the bride's household that they too currently have a brand-new connection and also a new brother in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments weddings we can give extensive support on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, from construction of the event to the final blessing in Gaelic we can assist you produce the day of your desires ...


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