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Events honoring Celtic roots and also customs have long been popular. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the gown of official tartan and kilt, weddings based on aspects of Celtic custom can provide long lasting memories. Facets of these wedding celebrations could include part or all of the following:

Anam Cara - Literally, the Hearts Partner, this custom is a special event commemorating the production 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 structures on which an effective relationship were built.

Anam Cara

This custom was adapted as Christianity moved right into the Celtic lands and also continues to be a remarkable way to include friends and family in your event.

Handfasting

Handfasting - A ceremony dating back to antiquity, Handfasting is a practice of marriage prior to the accessibility of rings and also precious metals. The couple would take an item of cloth or rope and before their families and friends, declare their love and purpose by reciting a couple of words as well as 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 -- Just what better place to put the promises of a life time as well as eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the couple while their promises are stated, after that in some traditions is thrown right into a deep body of water to hold those promises for evermore. Today that stone might be maintained as a remembrance of this wedding.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Originally crafted from wood the double handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and also drinking vessel 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 marriage, from that point on the Quaich has actually been referred to as the "loving cup". This beautiful event shares the true blessings of Kith and also Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride is formally approved into the bridegroom's family with this ceremony. Normally the oldest woman member of the bridegroom's family offers a piece of the household 's Tartan to the new bride representing she is currently linked right into all the doings of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic peoples revolved around the protection of fireplace as well as residence. This event is the recognition of the male members of the bride's family that they as well currently have a new partnership and also a new brother in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments wedding events we can supply thorough support on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, from construction of the ceremony to the last true blessing in Gaelic we can help you create the day of your dreams ...


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