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Events honoring Celtic origins and also practices have actually long been popular. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the outfit of formal tartan and kilt, weddings based upon elements of Celtic custom can give long lasting memories. Aspects of these weddings could consist of part or all the following:

Anam Cara - Essentially, the Hearts Partner, this tradition is an one-of-a-kind event commemorating the production of a classic love forever more. This event of the aspects; to the Celts the four components Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which an effective relationship were built.

Anam Cara

This tradition was adjusted as Christianity relocated right into the Celtic lands and remains to be a wonderful way to include loved ones in your event.

Handfasting

Handfasting - A ceremony going back right to classical times, Handfasting is a practice of marriage prior to the availability of rings and rare-earth elements. The couple would take an item of cloth or rope and before their friends and families, declare their love and intention by reciting a couple of words as well as binding themselves together symbolically with the cordage. It is from this tradition we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Exactly what better place to put the assurances 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 promises are stated, then in some practices is thrown into a deep body of water to hold those guarantees for evermore. Today that stone could be kept as a remembrance of this special day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Initially crafted from timber the double handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and also 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 been referred to as the "loving cup". This stunning event conveys 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 officially settled for into the groom's family via this event. Typically the oldest female member of the groom's family gives a piece of the household 's Tartan to the bride representing she is currently interwoven into all the doings of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic peoples focused on the protection of fireplace and house. This event is the acknowledgement of the male participants of the new bride's household that they as well currently have a new relationship and a new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments wedding celebrations we can offer extensive support on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, from building and construction of the ceremony to the final true blessing in Gaelic we can help you develop the day of your dreams ...


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