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Events honoring Celtic roots and practices have long been prominent. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the gown of formal tartan and kilt, wedding events based upon facets of Celtic tradition can offer enduring memories. Facets of these wedding celebrations can consist of part or all the following:

Anam Cara - Actually, the Hearts other Half, this practice is a unique ceremony commemorating the development of a classic love now and forever more. This event of the components; to the Celts the four components Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which a successful connection were built.

Anam Cara

This tradition was adjusted as Christianity moved into the Celtic lands as well as continues to be a remarkable way to include loved ones in your ceremony.

Handfasting

Handfasting - A ceremony going back right to antiquity, Handfasting is a custom of marriage before the accessibility of rings and precious metals. The couple would take an item of fabric or rope and before their families and friends, state their love and intention by stating a few words as well as 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 guarantees of a life time as well as eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the bride and groom while their pledges are stated, then in some customs is tossed 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 - Initially crafted from timber the twin handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and also 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 during the wedding, from that point on the Quaich has been called the "loving cup". This beautiful 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 new bride is formally settled for right into the bridegroom's family via this event. Generally the oldest woman participant of the bridegroom's family gives a swatch of the household 's Tartan to the bride symbolizing she is now interwoven right into all the behaviors of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial roots of the Celtic individuals revolved around the protection of fireplace as well as residence. This ceremony is the recognition of the male members of the bride's household that they as well currently have a brand-new connection and also a brand-new brother in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments wedding celebrations we can supply detailed guidance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, from building of the ceremony to the last blessing in Gaelic we can help you develop the day of your dreams ...


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