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Celebrations recognizing Celtic roots and also traditions have long been preferred. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the gown of formal tartan and kilt, weddings based upon elements of Celtic tradition can provide long-term memories. Facets of these wedding celebrations could include part or all of the following:

Anam Cara - Essentially, the Hearts Partner, this tradition is a special event commemorating the development of a classic love forever more. This event of the aspects; to the Celts the four components Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which a successful partnership were built.

Anam Cara

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

Handfasting

Handfasting - A ceremony dating back right to antiquity, Handfasting is a tradition of marriage prior to the availability of rings and rare-earth elements. The couple would take a piece of fabric or rope and before their families and friends, declare their love and intention 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 -- Just what better place to put the assurances of a lifetime and eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the bride and groom while their promises are stated, then in some customs is thrown right into a deep body of water to hold those promises for evermore. Today that stone could be maintained as a remembrance of this big day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Originally crafted from wood the double handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and also 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 wedding, from that point on the Quaich has actually been called the "loving cup". This beautiful ceremony communicates the blessings of Kith and Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride-to-be is officially accepted into the groom's family with this ceremony. Usually the oldest woman member of the groom's family offers a piece of the household 's Tartan to the new bride symbolizing she is currently interwoven into all the doings of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial roots of the Celtic peoples revolved around the defense of hearth as well as residence. This event is the acknowledgement of the male members of the new bride's family members that they also now have a new connection and a brand-new brother in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Minutes weddings we can give extensive guidance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish ceremonies, from building of the ceremony to the final true blessing in Gaelic we can help you develop the day of your desires ...


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