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Events honoring Celtic origins and also practices have long been popular. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the gown of official tartan and kilt, wedding celebrations based on facets of Celtic tradition can provide long lasting memories. Aspects of these weddings could consist of part or all of the following:

Anam Cara - Actually, the Hearts Partner, this tradition is a unique event celebrating the development of a classic love now and forever more. This event of the components; to the Celts the four components Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which a successful relationship were constructed.

Anam Cara

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

Handfasting

Handfasting - A ceremony going back to antiquity, Handfasting is a practice of marriage prior to the accessibility of rings as well as precious metals. The couple would take a piece of cloth or rope and before their friends and families, state their love and intent 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 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 vows are stated, then in some traditions is tossed right into a deep body of water to hold those guarantees for evermore. Today that stone may be kept as a remembrance of this special day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Initially crafted from timber the double handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and also drinking vessel rolled into one. King James of Scotland gave his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a sign of his love for her throughout the marriage. From that point on the Quaich has been know as the "loving cup". This beautiful ceremony conveys the true blessings of Kith and Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A new bride is formally approved into the groom's family through this event. Normally the oldest female member of the bridegroom's family gives a piece of the family member '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 revolved around the defense of fireplace as well as residence. This ceremony is the acknowledgement of the male participants of the new bride's family members that they also currently have a new partnership and a new brother in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Minutes wedding events we can supply comprehensive support on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, from construction of the ceremony to the final true blessing in Gaelic we can help you create the day of your dreams ...


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