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Celebrations recognizing Celtic roots and also practices have long been preferred. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the dress of formal tartan and kilt, wedding events based on facets of Celtic tradition can supply long-term memories. Facets of these wedding celebrations can include part or every one of the following:

Anam Cara - Literally, the Hearts other Half, this custom is a distinct ceremony commemorating the development of an ageless love forever more. This celebration of the components; to the Celts the 4 elements Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which a successful partnership were built.

Anam Cara

This tradition was adjusted as Christianity moved into the Celtic lands and also continues to be a fantastic way to include family and friends in your event.

Handfasting

Handfasting - A ceremony dating back right to antiquity, Handfasting is a tradition of marriage prior to the availability of rings as well as precious metals. The couple would take an item of fabric or rope and before their families and friends, proclaim their love and intent by reciting a couple of words as well as binding themselves together symbolically with the rope. It is from this practice we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- What better location to place the pledges 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 pledges are recited, after that in some traditions is thrown into a deep body of water to hold those promises for evermore. Today that stone may be maintained as a remembrance of this wedding.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Initially crafted from timber 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 symbol of his love for her during the marriage. From that point on the Quaich has been called the "loving cup". This stunning ceremony conveys 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 accepted right into the groom's family via this ceremony. Typically the oldest female participant of the bridegroom's family gives a piece of the household 's Tartan to the new bride signifying she is now interwoven right into all the behaviors of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic peoples focused on the defense of fireplace as well as residence. This ceremony is the acknowledgement of the male members of the bride-to-be's family that they too currently have a new partnership and a brand-new brother in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments wedding events we can provide thorough support on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, from 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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