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Events recognizing Celtic origins as well as traditions have long been preferred. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the gown of formal tartan and kilt, wedding events based upon elements of Celtic tradition can offer lasting memories. Aspects of these weddings can consist of part or all the following:

Anam Cara - Literally, the Hearts Partner, this tradition is a one-of-a-kind ceremony commemorating the development of a timeless love forever more. This celebration of the elements; to the Celts the four aspects Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which a successful connection were constructed.

Anam Cara

This custom was adapted as Christianity relocated right into the Celtic lands as well as continues to be a terrific means to include family and friends in your ceremony.

Handfasting

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

Oathing Stone -- Exactly what better area to put the promises 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 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 could be maintained as a remembrance of this wedding.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Initially crafted from timber the twin handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit as well as drinking cup rolled right into one. King James of Scotland provided his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a symbol of his love for her throughout the wedding, from that point on the Quaich has been know as the "loving cup". This attractive event conveys the blessings of Kith and also Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride-to-be is officially approved into the bridegroom's family through this event. Usually the oldest female member of the groom's family offers a piece of the household 's Tartan to the new bride indicating she is now interwoven into all the behaviors of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial roots of the Celtic peoples focused on the defense of hearth as well as house. This ceremony is the acknowledgement of the male members of the new bride's household that they too now have a brand-new relationship and also a brand-new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments wedding celebrations we can provide comprehensive assistance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, from construction of the ceremony to the final true blessing in Gaelic we can help you develop the day of your desires ...


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