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Events recognizing Celtic roots and traditions have long been popular. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the outfit of formal tartan and kilt, wedding events based upon elements of Celtic tradition can supply long-term memories. Aspects of these wedding celebrations could consist of part or all of the following:

Anam Cara - Actually, the Hearts other Half, this practice is a distinct event celebrating the creation of an ageless love now and forever more. This celebration of the aspects; to the Celts the 4 elements Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which an effective connection were constructed.

Anam Cara

This tradition was adapted as Christianity relocated into the Celtic lands as well as remains to be a terrific means to include friends and family in your event.

Handfasting

Handfasting - An event dating back to classical times, Handfasting is a tradition of marriage before the availability of rings and precious metals. The couple would take a piece of cloth or rope and before their friends and families, declare their love and purpose by reciting a few words and binding themselves together symbolically with the rope. It is from this custom we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- What better area to put the guarantees of a life time and eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the bride and groom while their pledges are stated, after that in some traditions is thrown right into a deep body of water to hold those guarantees for evermore. Today that stone might be kept as a remembrance of this wedding.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Originally crafted from timber the twin handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit as well as drinking mug rolled into one. King James of Scotland provided his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a sign of his love for her during the wedding, from that point on the Quaich has been referred to as the "loving cup". This attractive event conveys the blessings of Kith and also Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A new bride is officially approved right into the groom's family with this ceremony. Generally the oldest female participant of the bridegroom's family offers a piece of the family member 's Tartan to the bride indicating she is now linked right into all the doings of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial roots of the Celtic individuals focused on the protection of fireplace and residence. This ceremony is the recognition of the male members of the bride-to-be's household that they too currently have a brand-new relationship as well as a new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments weddings we can offer thorough assistance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish ceremonies, from construction of the ceremony to the last blessing in Gaelic we can help you produce the day of your dreams ...


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