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Events recognizing Celtic roots and also traditions have actually long been preferred. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the outfit of formal tartan and kilt, weddings based upon aspects of Celtic practice can provide lasting memories. Elements of these weddings can consist of part or all of the following:

Anam Cara - Essentially, the Hearts other Half, this practice is a distinct event celebrating the creation of an ageless love forever more. This celebration of the components; to the Celts the 4 components Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which a successful connection were built.

Anam Cara

This custom was adapted as Christianity relocated right into the Celtic lands and remains to be a wonderful means to include loved ones in your event.

Handfasting

Handfasting - An event going back to antiquity, Handfasting is a custom of marriage before the availability of rings and also precious metals. The couple would take an item of fabric or rope and before their families and friends, proclaim their love and intention by reciting a few words as well as binding themselves with each other symbolically with the cordage. It is from this custom we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Just what better location to put the guarantees of a life time and eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the couple while their vows are recited, after that in some traditions is thrown right into a deep body of water to hold those pledges for evermore. Today that stone may be kept as a remembrance of this special day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Initially crafted from timber the twin handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit as well as drinking mug 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 stunning ceremony shares 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 approved right into the bridegroom's family via this event. Usually the oldest female participant of the bridegroom's family gives a piece of the household 's Tartan to the bride indicating she is now interwoven into all the behaviors of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic individuals focused on the defense of fireplace and home. This event is the acknowledgement of the male participants of the bride-to-be's family members that they also currently have a new relationship as well as a new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments wedding events we can supply comprehensive support on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, from building of the ceremony to the last blessing in Gaelic we can help you produce the day of your desires ...


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