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Events honoring Celtic roots and traditions have long been prominent. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the gown of formal tartan and kilt, wedding events based on aspects of Celtic practice can supply enduring memories. Aspects of these weddings could include part or all of the following:

Anam Cara - Essentially, the Hearts other Half, this custom is a one-of-a-kind event commemorating the creation of a classic love now and forever more. This celebration of the elements; to the Celts the four components Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which an effective connection were built.

Anam Cara

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

Handfasting

Handfasting - An event going back right to classical times, Handfasting is a tradition of marriage before the availability of rings as well as rare-earth elements. The couple would take an item of fabric or rope and before their friends and families, declare their love and intent by stating a few words as well as binding themselves together symbolically with the rope. It is from this practice we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Exactly 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 pledges are recited, after that in some traditions is thrown into a deep body of water to hold those pledges for evermore. Today that stone may be kept as a remembrance of this big day.

Oathing Stone

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

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A new bride is officially approved into the groom's family via this ceremony. Generally the oldest woman participant of the groom's family gives a piece of the family member 's Tartan to the bride-to-be signifying she is currently interwoven right into all the behaviors of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic individuals revolved around the defense of fireplace and also residence. This event is the acknowledgement of the male participants of the new bride's family that they as well now have a new partnership as well as a brand-new brother in arms.

Family Arms

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


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