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Events honoring Celtic origins and customs have long been popular. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the gown of official tartan and kilt, weddings based on elements of Celtic custom can supply lasting memories. Facets of these wedding celebrations could include part or every one 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 now and forever more. This event of the components; to the Celts the 4 elements Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which an effective relationship were constructed.

Anam Cara

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

Handfasting

Handfasting - An event dating back to antiquity, Handfasting is a practice of marriage prior to the accessibility of rings as well as precious metals. The couple would take an item of fabric or rope and before their friends and families, state their love and intent by stating a few words and also binding themselves together symbolically with the rope. It is from this custom we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Just what better place to place the guarantees of a life time as well as eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the groom and bride while their vows are recited, then in some traditions is tossed into a deep body of water to hold those promises for evermore. Today that stone could 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 mug rolled into one. King James of Scotland gave his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a sign of his love for her throughout the wedding, from that point on the Quaich has been referred to as the "loving cup". This gorgeous event communicates the 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 formally settled for right into the groom's family with this event. Typically the oldest female participant of the groom's family provides a swatch of the family member 's Tartan to the bride-to-be representing 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 hearth and also residence. This ceremony is the recognition of the male participants of the bride's family that they also now have a brand-new connection as well as a new brother in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments wedding events we can give extensive assistance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, from building of the ceremony to the final blessing in Gaelic we can help you create the day of your dreams ...


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