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Celebrations honoring Celtic origins and traditions have long been popular. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the dress of official tartan and kilt, wedding events based on facets of Celtic tradition can provide long lasting memories. Facets of these wedding events can include part or all of the following:

Anam Cara - Literally, the Hearts other Half, this practice is a unique ceremony commemorating the creation of an ageless love now and forever more. This celebration of the aspects; to the Celts the 4 elements Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which a successful relationship were developed.

Anam Cara

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

Handfasting

Handfasting - A ceremony dating back to classical times, Handfasting is a practice of marriage before the accessibility of rings and also rare-earth elements. The couple would take an item of cloth or rope and before their friends and families, proclaim their love and purpose by stating a couple of words and also binding themselves with each other symbolically with the rope. It is from this practice we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Just what better place to put the assurances of a lifetime as well as eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the couple while their promises are recited, after that in some practices is tossed into a deep body of water to hold those guarantees for evermore. Today that stone may be kept as a remembrance of this big day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Originally crafted from timber the double handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit as well as 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 during the marriage ceremony, from that point on the Quaich has been referred to as the "loving cup". This attractive ceremony shares the true blessings of Kith and Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A new bride is officially settled for right into the bridegroom's family through this event. Typically the oldest woman participant of the groom's family offers a swatch of the household 's Tartan to the bride representing she is now linked 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 fireplace and home. This ceremony is the recognition of the male members of the bride-to-be's household that they as well currently have a new partnership and a new brother in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Minutes wedding celebrations we can provide thorough assistance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish ceremonies, from building and construction of the ceremony to the final true blessing in Gaelic we can help you create the day of your desires ...


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