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Celebrations recognizing Celtic roots and also traditions have long been popular. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the gown of official tartan and kilt, wedding celebrations based upon facets of Celtic practice can provide enduring memories. Aspects of these weddings can include part or all the following:

Anam Cara - Actually, the Hearts Partner, this practice is a unique ceremony commemorating the production of a timeless love forever more. This event of the aspects; to the Celts the four elements Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which a successful partnership were developed.

Anam Cara

This tradition was adapted as Christianity moved into the Celtic lands as well as continues to be a terrific way to include friends and family in your event.

Handfasting

Handfasting - A ceremony dating back right to classical times, Handfasting is a custom of marriage prior to the availability of rings and also 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 couple of words as well as binding themselves together symbolically with the cordage. It is from this practice we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Just what better place to place the guarantees 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 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 might be kept as a remembrance of this wedding.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Initially crafted from timber the twin handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and 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 during the marriage ceremony, from that point on the Quaich has been referred to as the "loving cup". This beautiful event shares 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 approved into the bridegroom's family through this ceremony. Normally the oldest woman participant of the bridegroom's family offers a swatch of the family member 's Tartan to the bride signifying she is currently linked into all the doings of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial roots of the Celtic peoples focused on the protection of hearth and also house. This ceremony is the recognition of the male participants of the new bride's family that they also now have a new connection and also a brand-new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

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


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