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Events recognizing Celtic origins and practices have actually long been popular. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the dress of official tartan and kilt, wedding events based on elements of Celtic practice can offer lasting memories. Elements of these wedding events could consist of part or all the following:

Anam Cara - Actually, the Hearts other Half, this custom is a distinct event commemorating the creation of a timeless love forever more. This event of the aspects; to the Celts the four aspects Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which a successful connection were built.

Anam Cara

This tradition was adapted as Christianity relocated into the Celtic lands as well as remains to be a fantastic means to include friends and family in your event.


Handfasting - An event dating back right to antiquity, Handfasting is a custom of marriage before the accessibility of rings and precious metals. The couple would take an item of cloth or rope and before their families and friends, proclaim their love and purpose by stating a few words and binding themselves together symbolically with the rope. It is from this practice we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Just what better place to place the assurances of a lifetime and also eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the bride and groom while their pledges are recited, after that in some traditions 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 special day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Initially crafted from timber the twin handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and also drinking mug rolled right into one. King James of Scotland offered 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 been referred to as the "loving cup". This lovely event communicates 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 via this event. Generally the oldest woman member of the bridegroom's family gives a swatch of the family member 's Tartan to the bride symbolizing she is now linked into all the behaviors of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic individuals revolved around the defense of hearth and also residence. This ceremony is the acknowledgement of the male members of the new bride's family members that they as well currently have a brand-new connection and a brand-new brother in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Minutes wedding celebrations we can provide thorough support on Celtic/Scottish/Irish ceremonies, from building and construction of the event to the final blessing in Gaelic we can assist you create the day of your dreams ...

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