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Celebrations recognizing Celtic roots and also practices have long been prominent. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the dress of official tartan and kilt, wedding celebrations based upon facets of Celtic custom can provide long lasting memories. Aspects of these weddings could consist of part or all the following:

Anam Cara - Actually, the Hearts Partner, this practice is a distinct event celebrating the creation of a timeless love now and forever more. This event of the elements; to the Celts the 4 elements Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which an effective partnership were developed.

Anam Cara

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

Handfasting

Handfasting - A ceremony going back right to classical times, Handfasting is a tradition of marriage prior to the accessibility of rings and rare-earth elements. The couple would take a piece of cloth or rope and before their friends and families, state their love and intention by reciting a couple of words and also binding themselves together symbolically with the rope. It is from this tradition we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- What better place to put the assurances of a life time and also eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the groom and bride 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 kept as a remembrance of this big day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Initially crafted from timber the twin handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and 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 conveys the blessings of Kith as well as Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A new bride is formally accepted into the bridegroom's family through this event. Normally the oldest female participant of the bridegroom's family provides a piece of the household 's Tartan to the new bride symbolizing she is currently linked into all the doings of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic individuals revolved around the protection of hearth and also residence. This event is the recognition of the male members of the bride's household that they as well now have a brand-new relationship and a brand-new brother in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments wedding celebrations we can give detailed assistance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish ceremonies, from construction of the ceremony to the final blessing in Gaelic we can help you produce the day of your desires ...


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