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Events honoring Celtic roots as well as traditions have long been prominent. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the outfit of formal tartan and kilt, wedding celebrations based upon aspects of Celtic tradition can offer lasting memories. Elements of these weddings can include part or every one of the following:

Anam Cara - Literally, the Hearts other Half, this practice is a distinct ceremony celebrating the production of an ageless love forever more. This celebration of the aspects; to the Celts the four aspects Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which an effective relationship were constructed.

Anam Cara

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

Handfasting

Handfasting - An event going back to antiquity, Handfasting is a tradition of marriage before the accessibility of rings and also precious metals. The couple would take a piece of fabric or rope and before their friends and families, proclaim their love and intention by stating a few words and binding themselves with each other symbolically with the rope. It is from this tradition we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- What better place to place the guarantees of a life time and eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the groom and bride while their vows are stated, then in some practices is tossed into a deep body of water to hold those assurances for evermore. Today that stone might be maintained 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 cup rolled into one. King James of Scotland provided his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a symbol of his love for her during the marriage, from that point on the Quaich has been referred to as the "loving cup". This gorgeous ceremony communicates the 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 accepted right into the bridegroom's family through this ceremony. Generally the oldest female member of the groom's family offers a piece of the household 's Tartan to the bride signifying she is currently linked into all the behaviors of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic peoples revolved around the protection of hearth as well as home. This ceremony is the recognition of the male members of the new bride's family that they too now have a brand-new partnership and a brand-new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

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


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