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Celebrations honoring Celtic roots as well as practices have long been popular. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the dress of formal tartan and kilt, wedding events based upon facets of Celtic practice can offer lasting memories. Aspects of these wedding events could consist of part or every one of the following:

Anam Cara - Literally, the Hearts other Half, this custom is a special ceremony commemorating the development of an ageless love now and forever more. This celebration of the aspects; to the Celts the 4 components Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which a successful relationship were developed.

Anam Cara

This custom was adapted as Christianity moved right into the Celtic lands and continues to be a wonderful way to include loved ones in your ceremony.

Handfasting

Handfasting - An event dating back right to classical times, Handfasting is a tradition of marriage prior to the accessibility of rings and rare-earth elements. The couple would take a piece of fabric or rope and before their families and friends, state their love and intent by reciting a few words as well as binding themselves with each other symbolically with the cordage. It is from this practice we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Just what better area to put the assurances of a lifetime as well as 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 assurances for evermore. Today that stone may be maintained as a remembrance of this big day.

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 gave his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a symbol of his love for her throughout the marriage ceremony, from that point on the Quaich has been referred to as the "loving cup". This beautiful event communicates the true blessings of Kith and Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A new bride is formally settled for into the bridegroom's family via this ceremony. Generally the oldest woman member of the bridegroom's family gives a piece of the family member 's Tartan to the bride 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 peoples focused on the defense of fireplace and house. This ceremony is the recognition of the male members of the bride-to-be's household that they as well now have a new relationship and a brand-new brother in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Minutes wedding celebrations we can give comprehensive support on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, from building of the event to the last blessing in Gaelic we can help you create the day of your dreams ...


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