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Celebrations honoring Celtic origins and traditions have long been popular. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the gown of official tartan and kilt, wedding celebrations based on facets of Celtic tradition can supply long lasting memories. Aspects of these weddings could consist of part or all the following:

Anam Cara - Actually, the Hearts Partner, this custom is a unique ceremony commemorating the production of a classic love forever more. This event of the components; to the Celts the four elements Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which a successful partnership were developed.

Anam Cara

This practice was adapted as Christianity relocated into the Celtic lands as well as remains to be a wonderful way to include family and friends in your ceremony.

Handfasting

Handfasting - An event going back right to classical times, Handfasting is a custom of marriage before the accessibility of rings as well as rare-earth elements. The couple would take an item of fabric or rope and before their friends and families, proclaim their love and purpose by stating a few words and binding themselves with each other symbolically with the cordage. It is from this practice we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- What better place to put the assurances of a lifetime and eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the groom and bride while their promises are stated, after that in some customs is thrown into a deep body of water to hold those pledges for evermore. Today that stone may be kept as a remembrance of this wedding.

Oathing Stone

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

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A new bride is formally approved into the groom's family with this ceremony. Normally the oldest female member of the bridegroom's family provides a swatch of the family member 's Tartan to the new bride representing she is now interwoven into all the behaviors of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial roots of the Celtic individuals focused on the defense of hearth as well as house. This event is the recognition of the male members of the bride-to-be's family that they as well now have a brand-new partnership and also a new brother in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments wedding celebrations we can provide thorough guidance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish ceremonies, from construction of the event to the last true blessing in Gaelic we can help you create the day of your dreams ...


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