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Events honoring Celtic roots as well as practices have actually long been popular. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the gown of formal tartan and kilt, wedding celebrations based on facets of Celtic tradition can offer enduring memories. Elements of these wedding events can include part or all of the following:

Anam Cara - Essentially, the Hearts other Half, this custom is a unique event commemorating the creation of a timeless love forever more. This event of the elements; 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 right into the Celtic lands and remains to be a fantastic way to include loved ones in your ceremony.

Handfasting

Handfasting - An event dating back to antiquity, Handfasting is a custom of marriage before the availability of rings and also rare-earth elements. The couple would take a piece of cloth or rope and before their friends and families, declare their love and purpose by stating a couple of words and also 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 place to place the guarantees of a lifetime 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, after that in some practices is thrown right into a deep body of water to hold those pledges for evermore. Today that stone could be maintained as a remembrance of this special day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Initially crafted from wood the twin handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and drinking cup rolled into one. King James of Scotland gave 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 actually been called the "loving cup". This beautiful event conveys the true blessings of Kith and also Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A new bride is officially approved into the bridegroom'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 bride-to-be signifying she is now interwoven right 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 as well as residence. This event is the acknowledgement of the male participants of the new bride's family that they too currently have a new connection as well as a brand-new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments wedding celebrations we can give detailed guidance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish ceremonies, from building of the ceremony to the last blessing in Gaelic we can help you produce the day of your dreams ...


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