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Celebrations recognizing Celtic origins and traditions have long been prominent. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the gown of official tartan and kilt, wedding celebrations based on facets of Celtic tradition can supply lasting memories. Facets of these wedding celebrations can include part or all of the following:

Anam Cara - Essentially, the Hearts Partner, this custom is a one-of-a-kind event commemorating the creation of an ageless love now and forever more. This event of the components; to the Celts the four elements Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which a successful relationship were constructed.

Anam Cara

This custom was adjusted as Christianity relocated right into the Celtic lands and continues to be a remarkable way to include friends and family in your ceremony.

Handfasting

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

Oathing Stone -- What better area to place the guarantees of a life time and also eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the couple while their pledges are stated, after that in some customs is thrown into a deep body of water to hold those promises for evermore. Today that stone could be kept as a remembrance of this wedding.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Initially crafted from wood the twin handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and also 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, from that point on the Quaich has actually been called the "loving cup". This gorgeous event 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 officially approved right into the bridegroom's family via this ceremony. Typically the oldest female participant of the groom's family provides a swatch of the household 's Tartan to the bride-to-be representing she is now linked right into all the doings of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial roots of the Celtic individuals revolved around the protection of hearth and also home. This event is the recognition of the male members of the new bride's family that they also currently have a new partnership and also a brand-new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Minutes wedding events we can supply detailed guidance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish ceremonies, from construction of the ceremony to the last true blessing in Gaelic we can assist you create the day of your desires ...


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