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Events recognizing Celtic roots and traditions have long been preferred. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the dress of formal tartan and kilt, wedding celebrations based upon aspects of Celtic practice can provide long lasting memories. Elements of these weddings can include part or all the following:

Anam Cara - Essentially, the Hearts Partner, this custom is an one-of-a-kind ceremony commemorating the creation of a timeless love now and forever more. This celebration of the elements; to the Celts the 4 aspects Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which a successful relationship were constructed.

Anam Cara

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

Handfasting

Handfasting - An event going back to classical times, Handfasting is a tradition of marriage before the accessibility of rings as well as precious metals. The couple would take an item of fabric or rope and before their families and friends, declare their love and intent by reciting a few words and also binding themselves together symbolically with the rope. It is from this tradition we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- What better place to place the promises of a life time and also eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the bride and groom while their promises are stated, then in some traditions is tossed 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 and also drinking cup rolled into one. King James of Scotland gave his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a symbol of his love for her throughout the marriage, From that point on the Quaich has been referred to as the "loving cup". This lovely event 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 formally approved into the groom's family through this ceremony. Usually the oldest female member of the bridegroom's family provides a swatch of the family member 's Tartan to the new bride indicating she is now interwoven into all the doings of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial roots of the Celtic individuals focused on the defense of fireplace and home. This event is the acknowledgement of the male participants of the bride's household that they too now have a brand-new connection and also a brand-new brother in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Minutes wedding events we can provide detailed assistance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, from building and construction of the ceremony to the last blessing in Gaelic we can assist you develop the day of your desires ...


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