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Events honoring Celtic origins as well as customs have actually long been popular. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the dress of official tartan and kilt, wedding events based upon facets of Celtic custom can supply long-term memories. Facets of these weddings could include part or all of the following:

Anam Cara - Essentially, the Hearts Partner, this custom is a unique event celebrating the creation of an ageless love forever more. This event of the components; to the Celts the four components Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which a successful partnership were developed.

Anam Cara

This tradition was adapted as Christianity relocated right into the Celtic lands and continues to be a wonderful means to include family and friends in your ceremony.

Handfasting

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

Oathing Stone -- Exactly what better place to put the assurances of a life time as well as eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the bride and groom while their vows are recited, after that in some customs is thrown right into a deep body of water to hold those assurances for evermore. Today that stone could be kept as a remembrance of this wedding.

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 right into one. King James of Scotland gave his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a sign of his love for her during the marriage. From that point on the Quaich has been referred to as the "loving cup". This attractive ceremony communicates the blessings of Kith and Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A new bride is officially approved into the groom's family with this ceremony. Usually the oldest female participant of the groom's family offers a swatch of the household 's Tartan to the bride-to-be representing she is now linked into all the behaviors of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic individuals revolved around the defense of hearth as well as home. This event is the recognition of the male participants of the bride-to-be's family that they also now have a brand-new partnership and a brand-new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments weddings we can offer thorough assistance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, from building and construction of the ceremony to the final true blessing in Gaelic we can help you create the day of your dreams ...


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