Scottish – Irish – Celtic

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Events recognizing Celtic origins as well as practices have long been popular. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the dress of official tartan and kilt, wedding celebrations based on aspects of Celtic practice can provide long-term memories. Elements of these wedding events can consist of part or every one of the following:

Anam Cara - Essentially, the Hearts other Half, this custom is a unique event celebrating the creation of a classic love forever more. This celebration of the components; to the Celts the four components Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which an effective relationship were developed.

Anam Cara

This tradition was adapted as Christianity moved right into the Celtic lands and also continues to be a terrific way to include family and friends in your ceremony.

Handfasting

Handfasting - An event dating back right to antiquity, Handfasting is a tradition of marriage before the accessibility of rings as well as rare-earth elements. The couple would take a piece of cloth or rope and before their friends and families, declare their love and intent by stating a few words and also binding themselves together symbolically with the rope. It is from this custom we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Just what better place to place the assurances of a life time 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 customs is thrown right into a deep body of water to hold those guarantees for evermore. Today that stone could be kept as a remembrance of this wedding.

Oathing Stone

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

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride is formally settled for right into the bridegroom's family with this event. Generally the oldest female participant of the bridegroom's family offers a piece of the household 's Tartan to the bride-to-be symbolizing she is currently interwoven right 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 fireplace and also house. This ceremony is the acknowledgement of the male members of the bride-to-be's household that they too now have a new relationship and a new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

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


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