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Celebrations recognizing Celtic roots and customs have long been popular. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the outfit of formal tartan and kilt, wedding events based on elements of Celtic custom can offer long lasting memories. Facets of these wedding celebrations can consist of part or all the following:

Anam Cara - Essentially, the Hearts Partner, this tradition is a unique ceremony commemorating the creation of a timeless love now and forever more. This celebration of the components; to the Celts the four components Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which a successful connection were constructed.

Anam Cara

This custom was adapted as Christianity moved into the Celtic lands as well as remains to be a wonderful means to include loved ones in your ceremony.

Handfasting

Handfasting - An event dating back to antiquity, Handfasting is a practice of marriage before the availability of rings and also rare-earth elements. The couple would take a piece of cloth or rope and before their friends and families, proclaim their love and intent by reciting a couple of words and binding themselves with each other symbolically with the rope. It is from this custom we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Exactly what better area to put the assurances of a life time and eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the bride and groom while their pledges are stated, after that in some customs 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 special day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Initially crafted from timber the double handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and also drinking cup rolled into one. King James of Scotland offered his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a sign of his love for her throughout the wedding, from that point on the Quaich has been called the "loving cup". This stunning event shares the 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 groom's family through this event. Normally the oldest female participant of the bridegroom's family gives a swatch of the family member 's Tartan to the bride signifying she is now linked right 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 fireplace as well as residence. This event is the recognition of the male members of the bride-to-be's family members that they too now have a brand-new relationship and a new brother in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Minutes wedding events we can give thorough assistance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish ceremonies, from building and construction of the event to the final true blessing in Gaelic we can assist you produce the day of your dreams ...


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