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Celebrations recognizing Celtic origins and traditions have long been preferred. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the dress of formal tartan and kilt, weddings based upon aspects of Celtic custom can provide enduring memories. Facets of these wedding celebrations could consist of part or all of the following:

Anam Cara - Essentially, the Hearts other Half, this practice is a special event celebrating the development of a classic love now and forever more. This celebration of the components; to the Celts the four aspects Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which an effective connection were constructed.

Anam Cara

This tradition was adjusted as Christianity moved into the Celtic lands as well as continues to be a wonderful way to include loved ones in your ceremony.

Handfasting

Handfasting - An event going back to antiquity, Handfasting is a practice of marriage before the availability of rings and precious metals. The couple would take a piece of fabric or rope and before their families and friends, declare their love and purpose by stating a couple of words as well as binding themselves with each other symbolically with the cordage. It is from this tradition we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Exactly what better place to place the assurances 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 stated, after that in some customs is tossed into a deep body of water to hold those guarantees for evermore. Today that stone could be maintained as a remembrance of this big day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Originally crafted from timber the double handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and drinking mug rolled right into one. King James of Scotland gave his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a sign of his love for her throughout the wedding, from that point on the Quaich has been know as the "loving cup". This stunning ceremony shares 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 officially settled for into the bridegroom's family through this event. Usually the oldest female member of the groom's family provides a piece of the family member 's Tartan to the bride representing she is currently interwoven right into all the doings of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic peoples revolved around the defense of fireplace and home. This event is the acknowledgement of the male participants of the bride-to-be's family members that they also now have a new connection and also a brand-new brother in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Minutes wedding celebrations we can supply detailed support on Celtic/Scottish/Irish ceremonies, from construction of the event to the final blessing in Gaelic we can help you produce the day of your desires ...


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