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Celebrations recognizing Celtic origins and customs have long been popular. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the gown of official tartan and kilt, wedding celebrations based on aspects of Celtic custom can offer long-term memories. Aspects of these weddings could consist of part or all the following:

Anam Cara - Essentially, the Hearts Partner, this custom is a distinct ceremony celebrating the creation of an ageless love now and forever more. This event of the aspects; to the Celts the four components Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which an effective partnership were constructed.

Anam Cara

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

Handfasting

Handfasting - A ceremony dating back right to classical times, Handfasting is a custom of marriage prior to the availability of rings as well as precious metals. The couple would take an item of fabric or rope and before their families and friends, declare their love and purpose by stating a few words and binding themselves together symbolically with the cordage. It is from this practice we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- What better area to put the guarantees of a lifetime as well as eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the groom and bride while their pledges are stated, then in some practices is tossed into a deep body of water to hold those assurances for evermore. Today that stone might be maintained as a remembrance of this big day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Initially crafted from wood the twin handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and also drinking vessel 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 wedding, from that point on the Quaich has actually been referred to as the "loving cup". This stunning ceremony communicates the true blessings of Kith as well as Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride-to-be is officially settled for into the bridegroom's family via this event. Typically the oldest woman participant of the bridegroom's family offers a piece of the family member 's Tartan to the new bride signifying she is now interwoven right into all the behaviors of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic peoples focused on the protection of hearth and residence. This event is the recognition of the male participants of the new bride's household that they too now have a new connection as well as a new brother in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments wedding events we can give comprehensive guidance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, from building of the event to the final blessing in Gaelic we can help you produce the day of your desires ...


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