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Celebrations honoring Celtic origins and customs have long been preferred. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the outfit of formal tartan and kilt, weddings based on facets of Celtic custom can give long lasting memories. Elements of these wedding events could include part or every one of the following:

Anam Cara - Essentially, the Hearts other Half, this custom is a one-of-a-kind ceremony celebrating the production of a classic love now and forever more. This event of the components; to the Celts the four aspects Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which a successful partnership were built.

Anam Cara

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

Handfasting

Handfasting - An event dating back right to antiquity, Handfasting is a practice of marriage before the availability of rings and also precious metals. The couple would take an item of cloth or rope and before their friends and families, declare their love and intent by stating a few words and binding themselves with each other symbolically with the rope. It is from this custom we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Exactly what better location to put the assurances of a life time and also eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the bride and groom while their pledges are recited, then in some customs is tossed into a deep body of water to hold those pledges for evermore. Today that stone might be maintained as a remembrance of this big day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Initially crafted from timber the twin handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit as well as drinking mug 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 ceremony, from that point on the Quaich has been called the "loving cup". This lovely event shares the true blessings of Kith and also Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride is officially settled for into the bridegroom's family with this ceremony. Normally the oldest female participant of the groom's family gives a swatch of the household 's Tartan to the bride-to-be indicating she is now interwoven right into all the behaviors of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic individuals focused on the protection of hearth and also home. This ceremony is the recognition of the male members of the bride-to-be's family that they also now have a brand-new relationship and also a brand-new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments wedding celebrations we can supply extensive support on Celtic/Scottish/Irish ceremonies, from building and construction of the ceremony to the last true blessing in Gaelic we can assist you produce the day of your dreams ...


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