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Events recognizing Celtic roots as well as traditions have long been popular. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the dress of official tartan and kilt, wedding celebrations based on elements of Celtic practice can give lasting memories. Aspects of these wedding events could include part or every one of the following:

Anam Cara - Literally, the Hearts other Half, this practice is a distinct event commemorating the production of a classic love forever more. This celebration of the components; to the Celts the four components Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which an effective connection were built.

Anam Cara

This custom was adjusted as Christianity moved right into the Celtic lands and also continues to be a fantastic means to include loved ones in your event.

Handfasting

Handfasting - A ceremony going back to classical times, Handfasting is a custom of marriage before the accessibility of rings and precious metals. The couple would take a piece of cloth or rope and before their friends and families, proclaim their love and intent by stating a few words and binding themselves with each other symbolically with the cordage. It is from this tradition we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Just what better location to put the pledges of a lifetime 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 practices is thrown into a deep body of water to hold those guarantees for evermore. Today that stone may be maintained as a remembrance of this wedding.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Initially crafted from wood the double handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and drinking vessel 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 ceremony, from that point on the Quaich has actually been called the "loving cup". This stunning ceremony communicates 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 into the bridegroom's family through this ceremony. Generally the oldest female member of the groom's family offers a swatch of the household 's Tartan to the bride signifying she is currently interwoven into all the doings of the clan.

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

Family Arms

At Life's Moments wedding events we can give comprehensive support on Celtic/Scottish/Irish ceremonies, from building of the event to the final blessing in Gaelic we can assist you produce the day of your desires ...


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