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Events honoring Celtic roots and practices have long been preferred. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the dress of formal tartan and kilt, weddings based upon aspects of Celtic custom can give long lasting memories. Elements of these wedding celebrations can consist of part or all the following:

Anam Cara - Actually, the Hearts Partner, this custom is a unique ceremony celebrating the development of an ageless love forever more. This celebration of the elements; to the Celts the four elements Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which an effective partnership were constructed.

Anam Cara

This tradition was adapted as Christianity moved into the Celtic lands and also remains to be a remarkable way to include friends and family in your event.

Handfasting

Handfasting - An event dating back to antiquity, Handfasting is a custom of marriage prior to the accessibility of rings and precious metals. The couple would take a piece of fabric or rope and before their families and friends, declare their love and purpose by reciting 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 area to put the promises of a life time as well as eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the couple while their pledges 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 maintained 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 as well as drinking vessel rolled right into one. King James of Scotland offered his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a sign of his love for her during the marriage, From that point on the Quaich has actually been referred to as the "loving cup". This gorgeous 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 accepted into the bridegroom's family via this event. Usually the oldest woman member of the bridegroom's family provides a swatch of the family member 's Tartan to the bride-to-be representing 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 protection of hearth and also home. This ceremony is the acknowledgement of the male members of the bride's family members that they also currently have a new connection as well as a new brother in arms.

Family Arms

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


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