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Events recognizing Celtic roots and practices have actually long been preferred. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the gown of official tartan and kilt, wedding celebrations based on facets of Celtic custom can offer long lasting memories. Aspects of these wedding events could include part or all of the following:

Anam Cara - Actually, the Hearts other Half, this practice is a distinct ceremony celebrating the production of a timeless love forever more. This event of the components; to the Celts the 4 elements Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which an effective partnership were developed.

Anam Cara

This tradition was adapted as Christianity moved into the Celtic lands and also remains to be a wonderful way to include loved ones in your ceremony.

Handfasting

Handfasting - An event going back right to classical times, Handfasting is a tradition of marriage prior to the availability of rings and also precious metals. The couple would take a piece of fabric or rope and before their families and friends, state their love and intention by stating a few words as well as binding themselves with each other symbolically with the rope. It is from this tradition we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Just what better location to put the promises of a life time and also eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the couple while their pledges are recited, after that in some traditions is thrown right into a deep body of water to hold those promises for evermore. Today that stone may be maintained 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 also drinking cup rolled right into one. King James of Scotland provided his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a sign of his love for her during the marriage ceremony, from that point on the Quaich has actually been called the "loving cup". This stunning event conveys the blessings of Kith and also Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride is formally accepted into the groom's family with this event. Generally the oldest female participant of the groom's family provides a piece of the family member 's Tartan to the new bride signifying she is currently linked into all the doings of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial roots of the Celtic peoples revolved around the protection of hearth as well as home. This event is the recognition of the male members of the new bride's household that they too now have a brand-new partnership and a new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Minutes weddings we can supply comprehensive guidance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish ceremonies, from building of the ceremony to the final true blessing in Gaelic we can assist you create the day of your dreams ...


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