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Celebrations honoring Celtic origins and customs have long been preferred. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the gown of formal tartan and kilt, wedding celebrations based on elements of Celtic custom can provide long lasting memories. Facets of these weddings can include part or all of the following:

Anam Cara - Actually, the Hearts other Half, this practice is a one-of-a-kind event commemorating the development of an ageless love now and forever more. This event of the aspects; to the Celts the 4 aspects Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which a successful relationship were built.

Anam Cara

This tradition was adapted as Christianity relocated into the Celtic lands as well as continues to be a fantastic means to include family and friends in your ceremony.

Handfasting

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

Oathing Stone -- Just what better area to place the assurances of a life time as well as eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the bride and groom while their pledges are stated, then in some traditions is thrown right into a deep body of water to hold those pledges for evermore. Today that stone could be kept as a remembrance of this big day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Initially crafted from timber the double handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit as well as drinking mug rolled right into one. King James of Scotland gave 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 gorgeous event shares the blessings of Kith and also Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride is officially approved into the groom's family via this event. Usually the oldest woman participant of the groom's family provides a piece of the household 's Tartan to the new bride indicating she is currently linked into all the behaviors of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic individuals focused on the defense of fireplace as well as house. This event is the acknowledgement of the male participants of the bride-to-be's family members that they too now have a new partnership as well as a new brother in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Minutes wedding events we can offer thorough guidance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, from building of the event to the final blessing in Gaelic we can help you create the day of your desires ...


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