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Events honoring Celtic origins as well as practices have actually long been prominent. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the dress of official tartan and kilt, wedding celebrations based upon elements of Celtic custom can offer lasting memories. Aspects of these weddings could include part or all the following:

Anam Cara - Actually, the Hearts other Half, this custom is an one-of-a-kind ceremony celebrating the development of a classic love 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 connection were constructed.

Anam Cara

This tradition was adjusted as Christianity relocated into the Celtic lands as well as continues to be a wonderful way to include friends and family in your event.

Handfasting

Handfasting - An event dating back to classical times, Handfasting is a custom of marriage prior to the availability of rings as well as rare-earth elements. The couple would take a piece of cloth or rope and before their friends and families, state their love and purpose by reciting a couple of words and binding themselves with each other symbolically with the rope. It is from this custom we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- What better place to put the guarantees of a life time and eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the couple while their promises are stated, then in some customs is tossed right into a deep body of water to hold those pledges for evermore. Today that stone could be maintained as a remembrance of this special day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Initially crafted from wood the double handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and drinking mug rolled right into one. King James of Scotland offered his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a symbol of his love for her during the marriage ceremony, From that point on the Quaich has been called 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 into the bridegroom's family via this ceremony. Typically the oldest woman participant of the bridegroom's family gives a piece of the household 's Tartan to the bride-to-be representing she is now linked right into all the behaviors of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic peoples revolved around the defense of fireplace and home. This event is the recognition of the male members of the bride's family that they too now have a new partnership and a new brother in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Minutes wedding events we can supply detailed guidance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, from building of the event to the last true blessing in Gaelic we can help you develop the day of your dreams ...


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