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Celebrations honoring Celtic roots as well as traditions have long been preferred. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the dress of official tartan and kilt, wedding events based on elements of Celtic tradition can provide long-term memories. Elements of these wedding celebrations can consist of part or all the following:

Anam Cara - Essentially, the Hearts Partner, this tradition is a special ceremony celebrating the creation of a classic love now and forever more. This event of the elements; to the Celts the 4 elements Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which a successful connection were built.

Anam Cara

This practice was adjusted as Christianity moved right into the Celtic lands as well as continues to be a fantastic way to include family and friends in your ceremony.

Handfasting

Handfasting - An event dating back right to antiquity, Handfasting is a practice of marriage before the accessibility of rings and rare-earth elements. The couple would take a piece of cloth or rope and before their families and friends, state their love and intent by stating a couple of words as well as 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 -- Just what better location 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 pledges are recited, then in some customs is thrown into a deep body of water to hold those promises for evermore. Today that stone could be kept as a remembrance of this big day.

Oathing Stone

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

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A new bride is officially approved into the bridegroom's family via this event. Usually the oldest female member of the bridegroom's family provides a piece of the household 's Tartan to the bride indicating she is currently interwoven 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 hearth as well as house. This ceremony is the recognition of the male members of the bride's household that they as well currently have a brand-new connection as well as a new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Minutes wedding celebrations we can offer comprehensive support on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, from construction of the ceremony to the last true blessing in Gaelic we can help you create the day of your desires ...


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