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Events honoring Celtic origins and practices have long been preferred. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the gown of formal tartan and kilt, wedding celebrations based upon facets of Celtic custom can offer long lasting memories. Aspects of these wedding celebrations could include part or all the following:

Anam Cara - Actually, the Hearts Partner, this practice is a special event commemorating the development of an ageless love forever more. This event of the components; to the Celts the 4 components Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which a successful connection were constructed.

Anam Cara

This practice was adapted as Christianity relocated right into the Celtic lands and also continues to be a terrific means to include family and friends in your ceremony.

Handfasting

Handfasting - A ceremony dating back right to classical times, Handfasting is a custom of marriage prior to the accessibility of rings and also rare-earth elements. The couple would take a piece of cloth or rope and before their friends and families, declare their love and intent by stating a couple of words as well as binding themselves with each other symbolically with the cordage. It is from this custom we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- What better location to put the promises of a lifetime and eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the bride and groom while their promises are stated, then in some customs is tossed right into a deep body of water to hold those pledges for evermore. Today that stone could be kept as a remembrance of this wedding.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Originally crafted from wood the double handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit as well as drinking vessel rolled right into one. King James of Scotland offered his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a sign of his love for her throughout the marriage ceremony, from that point on the Quaich has actually been know as the "loving cup". This gorgeous ceremony shares the true blessings of Kith and Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride is formally approved right into the groom's family with this ceremony. Usually the oldest woman member of the groom's family offers a piece of the household 's Tartan to the bride-to-be indicating she is currently interwoven into all the doings of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial roots of the Celtic peoples revolved around the protection of hearth and also house. This event is the recognition of the male members of the bride's family that they also now have a brand-new connection as well as a new brother in arms.

Family Arms

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


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