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Events honoring Celtic roots and traditions have long been popular. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the dress of formal tartan and kilt, weddings based upon elements of Celtic practice can offer long lasting memories. Aspects of these wedding celebrations could consist of part or every one of the following:

Anam Cara - Literally, the Hearts Partner, this custom is a distinct ceremony commemorating the production of a timeless love now and forever more. This celebration of the elements; to the Celts the four components Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which an effective connection were developed.

Anam Cara

This tradition was adapted as Christianity moved into the Celtic lands as well as 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 accessibility of rings and also precious metals. The couple would take a piece of fabric or rope and before their friends and families, proclaim their love and intent by reciting a couple of words and also 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 place the assurances of a lifetime as well as eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the groom and bride while their promises are stated, after that in some traditions is tossed right into a deep body of water to hold those assurances for evermore. Today that stone could be maintained as a remembrance of this special day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Initially crafted from timber the twin 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 marriage, from that point on the Quaich has actually been referred to as the "loving cup". This beautiful event communicates the blessings of Kith as well as Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride is officially settled for right into the bridegroom's family with this event. Usually the oldest woman member of the bridegroom's family gives a swatch of the household 's Tartan to the bride signifying she is currently linked into all the doings of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial roots of the Celtic individuals focused on the protection of hearth and also home. This ceremony is the acknowledgement of the male members of the bride's family that they too now have a new connection and a new brother in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Minutes weddings we can give detailed assistance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, from construction of the event to the final blessing in Gaelic we can help you create the day of your dreams ...


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