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Events recognizing Celtic origins as well as customs have actually long been popular. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the outfit of official tartan and kilt, weddings based upon elements of Celtic custom can offer lasting memories. Elements of these weddings can consist of part or all the following:

Anam Cara - Literally, the Hearts other Half, this tradition is a special ceremony celebrating the creation of a timeless love now and forever more. This event of the elements; to the Celts the four aspects Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which a successful partnership were constructed.

Anam Cara

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

Handfasting

Handfasting - A ceremony going back to classical times, Handfasting is a tradition of marriage prior to the accessibility of rings and precious metals. The couple would take an item of fabric or rope and before their families and friends, proclaim their love and intention by stating a couple of words and also binding themselves with each other symbolically with the cordage. It is from this practice we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- What better place to place the assurances of a lifetime and eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the couple while their vows are recited, then in some practices is tossed into a deep body of water to hold those pledges for evermore. Today that stone may be kept as a remembrance of this wedding.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Originally crafted from timber the twin 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 symbol of his love for her during the wedding, from that point on the Quaich has been called the "loving cup". This lovely ceremony conveys 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 bridegroom's family with this ceremony. Typically the oldest female member of the bridegroom's family offers a swatch of the family member 's Tartan to the new bride signifying she is now linked right into all the doings of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic individuals focused on the protection of fireplace and also home. This ceremony is the recognition of the male participants of the new bride's family that they as well currently have a brand-new relationship as well as a brand-new brother in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Minutes wedding celebrations we can supply thorough support on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, from construction of the event to the last true blessing in Gaelic we can help you develop the day of your desires ...


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