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Events recognizing Celtic roots and customs have long been prominent. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the outfit of official tartan and kilt, wedding celebrations based upon aspects of Celtic custom can supply long lasting memories. Facets of these weddings could include part or all the following:

Anam Cara - Literally, the Hearts Partner, this custom is a one-of-a-kind ceremony celebrating the production of a classic love now and forever more. This event of the components; to the Celts the four aspects Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which a successful partnership were built.

Anam Cara

This practice was adapted as Christianity relocated into the Celtic lands and also continues to be a terrific way to include friends and family in your event.

Handfasting

Handfasting - An event going back to classical times, Handfasting is a practice of marriage before the accessibility of rings and precious metals. The couple would take an item of fabric or rope and before their families and friends, state their love and intention by reciting a few words and binding themselves with each other symbolically with the cordage. It is from this custom we still refer to 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 pledges are recited, then in some customs is tossed right into a deep body of water to hold those guarantees for evermore. Today that stone might be maintained as a remembrance of this special day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Originally crafted from timber the double handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and also drinking vessel rolled 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 been called the "loving cup". This lovely ceremony communicates the blessings of Kith as well as Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride-to-be is officially approved into the groom's family through this ceremony. Generally the oldest female member of the groom's family provides a piece of the household 's Tartan to the bride symbolizing she is now interwoven into all the doings of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial roots of the Celtic individuals revolved around the protection of hearth as well as residence. This event is the recognition of the male members of the new bride's household that they too currently have a new relationship and a brand-new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

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


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