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Events honoring Celtic origins and customs have long been preferred. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the gown of official tartan and kilt, weddings based on aspects of Celtic custom can give long lasting memories. Aspects of these wedding celebrations could consist of part or all of the following:

Anam Cara - Literally, the Hearts other Half, this practice is a unique event commemorating the production of a timeless love now and forever more. This celebration of the elements; to the Celts the 4 elements Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which an effective partnership were constructed.

Anam Cara

This practice was adjusted as Christianity moved right into the Celtic lands and also continues to be a wonderful way to include family and friends in your event.

Handfasting

Handfasting - An event going back to classical times, Handfasting is a tradition of marriage before the availability of rings and also rare-earth elements. The couple would take an item of cloth or rope and before their friends and families, proclaim their love and intent by stating a couple of words as well as binding themselves with each other symbolically with the cordage. It is from this custom we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- What better area to place the promises of a lifetime and eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the couple while their pledges are stated, after that in some traditions is thrown into a deep body of water to hold those promises for evermore. Today that stone may be kept as a remembrance of this special day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Initially crafted from wood 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 symbol of his love for her throughout the marriage ceremony, from that point on the Quaich has been called the "loving cup". This attractive ceremony communicates 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 settled for into the bridegroom's family with this event. Typically the oldest woman member of the groom's family gives a swatch of the household 's Tartan to the new bride signifying she is currently linked right into all the behaviors of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial roots of the Celtic individuals focused on the defense of fireplace and home. This event is the recognition of the male participants of the bride-to-be's household that they too now have a new partnership and also a brand-new brother in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Minutes weddings we can provide extensive 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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