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Celebrations honoring Celtic roots as well as customs have long been popular. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the gown of official tartan and kilt, wedding events based upon aspects of Celtic tradition can give enduring memories. Aspects of these weddings could include part or every one of the following:

Anam Cara - Literally, the Hearts Partner, this practice is a unique event celebrating the creation of a classic love forever more. This event of the aspects; to the Celts the 4 elements Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which an effective partnership were built.

Anam Cara

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

Handfasting

Handfasting - An event dating back to antiquity, Handfasting is a practice of marriage prior to the availability of rings and precious metals. The couple would take a piece of cloth or rope and before their families and friends, state their love and intent by stating a couple of words and binding themselves together symbolically with the rope. It is from this practice we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- What better location to place the assurances of a lifetime and also eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the groom and bride while their promises are stated, after that in some customs is tossed into a deep body of water to hold those assurances for evermore. Today that stone may be kept as a remembrance of this special day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Originally crafted from wood the double 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 sign of his love for her throughout the marriage ceremony, from that point on the Quaich has actually been know as the "loving cup". This lovely event shares 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 approved right into the bridegroom's family with this ceremony. Generally the oldest woman participant of the groom's family offers a swatch of the family member 's Tartan to the bride-to-be symbolizing she is now linked into all the behaviors of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial roots of the Celtic individuals focused on the defense of hearth and also house. This ceremony is the recognition of the male members of the new bride's family members that they also now have a brand-new relationship as well as a new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments weddings we can give detailed guidance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish ceremonies, from building and construction of the ceremony to the final blessing in Gaelic we can assist you develop the day of your dreams ...


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