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Events honoring Celtic origins and traditions have long been popular. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the dress of official tartan and kilt, weddings based upon facets of Celtic practice can provide lasting memories. Aspects of these wedding celebrations can include part or all of the following:

Anam Cara - Literally, the Hearts other Half, this custom is a unique ceremony commemorating the development of a classic love now and forever more. This event of the components; to the Celts the 4 aspects Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which an effective relationship were developed.

Anam Cara

This tradition was adapted as Christianity relocated into the Celtic lands and also remains to be a remarkable means to include family and friends in your event.

Handfasting

Handfasting - An event dating back right to antiquity, Handfasting is a tradition of marriage prior to the accessibility of rings and also rare-earth elements. The couple would take a piece of fabric or rope and before their families and friends, proclaim their love and purpose by reciting a few words and binding themselves together symbolically with the rope. It is from this custom we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Just what better area to put the guarantees of a life time as well as eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the groom and bride while their promises are recited, then in some customs is thrown into a deep body of water to hold those pledges for evermore. Today that stone may be kept as a remembrance of this special day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Originally crafted from timber the double handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and drinking cup 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 actually been know as the "loving cup". This attractive ceremony shares the true blessings of Kith as well as Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A new bride is formally approved right into the groom's family with this ceremony. Normally the oldest woman member of the bridegroom's family offers a swatch of the family member 's Tartan to the bride-to-be signifying she is currently interwoven right into all the behaviors of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic peoples focused on the defense of fireplace and home. This ceremony is the acknowledgement of the male participants of the new bride's family members that they also now have a new connection as well as a brand-new brother in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Minutes weddings we can supply comprehensive support on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, from building of the ceremony to the last blessing in Gaelic we can assist you create the day of your desires ...


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