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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 give lasting memories. Elements of these wedding celebrations can consist of part or every one of the following:

Anam Cara - Literally, the Hearts Partner, this tradition is a special event commemorating the creation of a classic love forever more. This celebration of the elements; to the Celts the 4 components Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which an effective connection were constructed.

Anam Cara

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

Handfasting

Handfasting - An event going back to antiquity, Handfasting is a tradition of marriage prior to the availability of rings and also rare-earth elements. The couple would take a piece of cloth or rope and before their families and friends, declare their love and intent by stating a couple of words and binding themselves together symbolically with the rope. It is from this custom we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- What better location to put the pledges of a life time as well as eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the couple while their promises are recited, after that in some customs is tossed into a deep body of water to hold those assurances for evermore. Today that stone may be kept as a remembrance of this big day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Initially crafted from wood the double handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit as well as drinking vessel rolled right into one. King James of Scotland provided his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a symbol of his love for her throughout the marriage ceremony, From that point on the Quaich has actually been know as the "loving cup". This gorgeous ceremony conveys the true blessings of Kith as well as Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A new bride is formally approved right into the groom's family through this ceremony. Typically the oldest woman member of the bridegroom's family offers a swatch of the family member 's Tartan to the bride-to-be representing she is currently interwoven into all the behaviors of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic peoples focused on the defense of fireplace as well as house. This event is the recognition of the male members of the new bride's family members that they as well now have a new partnership and also a new brother in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Minutes weddings we can offer thorough guidance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish ceremonies, from construction of the ceremony to the final true blessing in Gaelic we can help you create the day of your desires ...


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