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

Anam Cara - Literally, the Hearts Partner, this practice is a one-of-a-kind ceremony celebrating the creation of a classic love now and forever more. This celebration of the components; to the Celts the four components Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which an effective connection were constructed.

Anam Cara

This practice was adjusted as Christianity relocated into the Celtic lands and continues to be a remarkable means to include friends and family in your event.

Handfasting

Handfasting - An event going back right to antiquity, Handfasting is a practice of marriage prior to the availability of rings and also rare-earth elements. The couple would take a piece of fabric or rope and before their friends and families, declare their love and purpose by stating a couple of words and binding themselves together symbolically with the cordage. It is from this tradition we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Just what better area to place the guarantees of a lifetime as well as eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the bride and groom while their promises are stated, then in some traditions is tossed into a deep body of water to hold those promises for evermore. Today that stone may be kept as a remembrance of this big day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Originally crafted from wood the twin handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and also drinking cup rolled into one. King James of Scotland gave his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a sign of his love for her during the marriage, from that point on the Quaich has actually been referred to as the "loving cup". This lovely ceremony shares the blessings of Kith and Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride is officially approved into the bridegroom's family with this ceremony. Typically the oldest woman participant of the groom's family offers a piece of the household 's Tartan to the bride-to-be signifying she is now linked right into all the behaviors of the clan.

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

Family Arms

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


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