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Events recognizing Celtic origins and traditions have long been prominent. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the dress of formal tartan and kilt, wedding celebrations based on facets of Celtic custom can offer enduring memories. Aspects of these wedding events could include part or all of the following:

Anam Cara - Actually, the Hearts Partner, this custom is a unique ceremony celebrating the development of a classic love forever more. This celebration of the aspects; to the Celts the 4 elements Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which a successful partnership were constructed.

Anam Cara

This practice was adapted as Christianity relocated into the Celtic lands and continues to be a fantastic way to include loved ones in your event.

Handfasting

Handfasting - An event going back right to classical times, Handfasting is a practice of marriage prior to the accessibility of rings as well as rare-earth elements. The couple would take a piece of fabric or rope and before their friends and families, state their love and intent by reciting a few words and binding themselves together symbolically with the rope. It is from this tradition we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- What better location to put the guarantees of a life time and also eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the couple while their promises are recited, after that in some practices is thrown into a deep body of water to hold those guarantees for evermore. Today that stone could be kept 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 drinking vessel rolled right into one. King James of Scotland provided 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 referred to as the "loving cup". This beautiful event shares the blessings of Kith as well as Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A new bride is officially accepted right into the groom's family through this event. Normally the oldest female member of the groom's family offers a swatch of the household 's Tartan to the bride-to-be symbolizing she is currently linked right into all the doings of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial roots of the Celtic peoples focused on the protection of fireplace and residence. This ceremony is the recognition of the male members of the bride-to-be's household that they as well currently have a new connection and also a brand-new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments wedding events we can supply extensive support on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, from building and construction of the event to the last true blessing in Gaelic we can help you develop the day of your desires ...


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