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Celebrations recognizing Celtic origins and customs have actually long been preferred. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the outfit of official tartan and kilt, wedding events based upon elements of Celtic practice can offer lasting memories. Elements of these weddings can consist of part or all the following:

Anam Cara - Literally, the Hearts Partner, this tradition is a unique event commemorating the development of a timeless love now and forever more. This event of the aspects; to the Celts the 4 elements Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which an effective relationship were built.

Anam Cara

This custom was adapted as Christianity moved right into the Celtic lands and also continues to be a fantastic way to include loved ones in your event.

Handfasting

Handfasting - A ceremony dating back to antiquity, Handfasting is a tradition of marriage before the availability of rings and rare-earth elements. The couple would take an item of fabric or rope and before their friends and families, declare their love and intention by stating 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 -- Exactly what better area to place the guarantees of a life time and eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the bride and groom while their vows are recited, then in some customs is thrown right into a deep body of water to hold those pledges for evermore. Today that stone may be kept as a remembrance of this special day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Initially crafted from wood the twin handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and also drinking mug rolled into one. King James of Scotland provided his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a symbol of his love for her during the wedding, from that point on the Quaich has been called the "loving cup". This lovely ceremony 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 formally approved into the groom's family with this ceremony. Generally the oldest woman participant of the bridegroom's family gives a swatch of the household 's Tartan to the new bride symbolizing she is now interwoven 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 also home. This ceremony is the recognition of the male members of the bride's household that they too now have a new connection as well as a brand-new brother in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Minutes wedding celebrations we can give thorough guidance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish ceremonies, from construction of the event to the last blessing in Gaelic we can assist you produce the day of your desires ...


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