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Events honoring Celtic origins as well as practices have actually long been prominent. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the dress of official tartan and kilt, wedding events based on elements of Celtic custom can provide long lasting memories. Elements of these wedding celebrations could consist of part or all of the following:

Anam Cara - Actually, the Hearts Partner, this tradition is a one-of-a-kind event celebrating the development of an ageless love forever more. This event of the elements; to the Celts the four elements Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which a successful relationship were built.

Anam Cara

This custom was adapted as Christianity relocated into the Celtic lands as well as remains to be a wonderful means to include family and friends in your event.

Handfasting

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

Oathing Stone -- Exactly 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 stated, after that in some customs is thrown into a deep body of water to hold those promises for evermore. Today that stone may be maintained as a remembrance of this big day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Originally crafted from timber the double handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and drinking cup rolled 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 been know as the "loving cup". This attractive event conveys the true blessings of Kith as well as Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride is officially approved into the bridegroom's family via this event. Usually the oldest female member of the groom's family offers a swatch of the family member 's Tartan to the new bride representing she is now interwoven right into all the doings of the clan.

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

Family Arms

At Life's Moments wedding celebrations we can give detailed guidance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, from building of the event to the last true blessing in Gaelic we can assist you create the day of your dreams ...


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