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Events recognizing Celtic roots and practices have long been preferred. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the dress of official tartan and kilt, weddings based on facets of Celtic tradition can provide lasting memories. Elements of these wedding celebrations could include part or all the following:

Anam Cara - Actually, the Hearts Partner, this practice is a special event commemorating the creation of an ageless 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 an effective connection were built.

Anam Cara

This practice was adapted as Christianity moved right into the Celtic lands and also remains to be a wonderful way to include friends and family in your event.


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

Oathing Stone -- Just what better area to put the pledges 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 practices is tossed into a deep body of water to hold those promises for evermore. Today that stone may be kept 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 also drinking mug 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 wedding, from that point on the Quaich has actually been referred to as the "loving cup". This attractive event conveys the true blessings of Kith and also Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride-to-be is officially accepted into the groom's family through this event. Typically the oldest female participant of the groom's family provides a swatch of the family member 's Tartan to the bride signifying she is now interwoven into all the doings of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic peoples revolved around the protection of hearth and also house. This ceremony is the acknowledgement of the male participants of the new bride's family that they as well currently have a brand-new relationship and also a new brother in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Minutes wedding events we can offer thorough guidance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish ceremonies, from construction of the event to the final blessing in Gaelic we can help you develop the day of your dreams ...

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