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Celebrations honoring Celtic origins and practices have actually long been prominent. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the gown of official tartan and kilt, wedding celebrations based upon elements of Celtic practice can give long lasting memories. Elements of these weddings can consist of part or all of the following:

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

Anam Cara

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

Handfasting

Handfasting - A ceremony going back right to antiquity, Handfasting is a custom of marriage before the availability of rings as well as precious metals. The couple would take an item of fabric or rope and before their families and friends, proclaim their love and intention by reciting a couple of words and binding themselves with each other symbolically with the cordage. It is from this tradition we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Exactly what better area to put the pledges 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 recited, then in some customs is thrown right into a deep body of water to hold those assurances for evermore. Today that stone may be maintained as a remembrance of this wedding.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Initially crafted from timber the double handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and drinking cup rolled right 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 ceremony, from that point on the Quaich has actually been referred to as the "loving cup". This stunning ceremony communicates the true blessings of Kith as well as Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride-to-be is officially settled for into the bridegroom's family with this ceremony. Typically the oldest woman participant of the groom's family gives a piece of the family member 's Tartan to the bride-to-be symbolizing she is now interwoven 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 as well as home. This ceremony is the acknowledgement of the male members of the new bride's family that they too currently have a brand-new connection and a new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments wedding celebrations we can provide thorough support on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, from construction of the ceremony to the last blessing in Gaelic we can assist you produce the day of your desires ...


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