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Events recognizing Celtic roots and also customs have long been prominent. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the dress of formal tartan and kilt, weddings based upon elements of Celtic tradition can provide enduring memories. Elements of these wedding celebrations could consist of part or all of the following:

Anam Cara - Literally, the Hearts other Half, this tradition is a unique ceremony commemorating the creation of a classic love now and forever more. This event of the elements; to the Celts the four elements Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which a successful relationship were developed.

Anam Cara

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

Handfasting

Handfasting - An event 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 an item of fabric or rope and before their families and friends, proclaim their love and intent by stating a few words and binding themselves with each other symbolically with the rope. It is from this tradition we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Just what better place to place the promises of a lifetime and also eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the groom and bride while their vows are recited, after that in some traditions is thrown right into a deep body of water to hold those promises for evermore. Today that stone may be maintained 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 as well as drinking mug rolled right into one. King James of Scotland provided his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a sign of his love for her throughout the marriage, From that point on the Quaich has actually been called the "loving cup". This gorgeous ceremony communicates the true blessings of Kith and also Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride is formally settled for right into the groom's family with this event. Generally the oldest female member of the bridegroom's family gives a swatch of the family member 's Tartan to the new bride representing she is now interwoven 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 hearth as well as home. This event is the acknowledgement of the male participants of the bride's household that they too currently have a brand-new connection as well as a new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

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


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