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Celebrations honoring Celtic origins as well as customs have long been popular. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the gown of official tartan and kilt, weddings based upon elements of Celtic practice can provide enduring memories. Elements of these wedding celebrations could include part or every one of the following:

Anam Cara - Essentially, the Hearts other Half, this tradition is a special event commemorating the production of a timeless love now and forever more. This celebration of the elements; to the Celts the four aspects Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which an effective relationship were constructed.

Anam Cara

This practice was adapted as Christianity relocated into the Celtic lands and also remains to be a remarkable means to include friends and family in your event.

Handfasting

Handfasting - A ceremony dating back to classical times, Handfasting is a practice of marriage prior to the availability of rings and also precious metals. The couple would take a piece of cloth or rope and before their friends and families, state 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 practice we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Exactly what better place to place the promises of a life time as well as eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the groom and bride while their pledges are recited, then in some practices is thrown into a deep body of water to hold those guarantees for evermore. Today that stone could be maintained as a remembrance of this wedding.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Initially crafted from timber the double handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and drinking cup 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 been referred to as the "loving cup". This attractive 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 settled for right into the groom's family with this event. Usually the oldest female member of the bridegroom's family gives a swatch of the family member 's Tartan to the bride representing she is currently linked right into all the behaviors of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial roots of the Celtic peoples revolved around the protection of fireplace and house. This ceremony is the recognition of the male participants of the new bride's family members that they as well now have a new relationship and a brand-new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

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


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