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Events honoring Celtic origins and also traditions have long been prominent. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the outfit of official tartan and kilt, weddings based upon aspects of Celtic custom can give enduring memories. Aspects of these wedding events could consist of part or every one of the following:

Anam Cara - Literally, the Hearts Partner, this practice is a special event celebrating the creation of a classic love now and forever more. This celebration of the elements; to the Celts the four components Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which an effective relationship were constructed.

Anam Cara

This practice was adjusted as Christianity moved right into the Celtic lands as well as remains to be a terrific way to include friends and family in your event.

Handfasting

Handfasting - An event dating back right to antiquity, Handfasting is a custom of marriage prior to the availability of rings as well as 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 couple of words and binding themselves together symbolically with the cordage. It is from this custom we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Exactly what better area to put the pledges of a life time and eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the couple while their pledges are stated, after that in some customs is tossed right into a deep body of water to hold those promises for evermore. Today that stone may be kept as a remembrance of this special day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Originally crafted from timber the twin handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and drinking vessel rolled into one. King James of Scotland offered his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a symbol of his love for her during the wedding, From that point on the Quaich has been called the "loving cup". This lovely ceremony 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 formally settled for into the bridegroom's family through this event. Usually the oldest woman member of the bridegroom's family offers a piece of the family member 's Tartan to the bride symbolizing she is currently linked right into all the behaviors of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic individuals focused on the defense of hearth and home. This event is the acknowledgement of the male participants of the bride-to-be's household that they as well now have a brand-new partnership and a new brother in arms.

Family Arms

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


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