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Events honoring Celtic roots and customs 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 enduring memories. Facets of these wedding events can consist of part or all of the following:

Anam Cara - Actually, the Hearts other Half, this custom is a unique event commemorating the production of a timeless love forever more. This celebration of the aspects; to the Celts the 4 aspects Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which an effective connection were built.

Anam Cara

This custom was adjusted as Christianity moved into the Celtic lands and also remains to be a remarkable means to include loved ones in your ceremony.

Handfasting

Handfasting - A ceremony going back to antiquity, Handfasting is a tradition of marriage before the availability of rings as well as precious metals. The couple would take an item of fabric or rope and before their friends and families, proclaim their love and purpose by stating a few words and also binding themselves together symbolically with the rope. It is from this practice we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Just what better area to place the guarantees of a lifetime as well as 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 practices is tossed into a deep body of water to hold those assurances for evermore. Today that stone may be maintained as a remembrance of this special 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 sign of his love for her throughout the marriage, from that point on the Quaich has been referred to as the "loving cup". This stunning 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 accepted right into the bridegroom's family through this ceremony. Normally the oldest female participant of the groom's family provides a piece of the family member 's Tartan to the new bride indicating she is currently linked into all the doings of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic individuals focused on the defense of hearth and residence. This event is the recognition of the male participants of the new bride's household that they also currently have a brand-new relationship as well as a brand-new brother in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Minutes wedding celebrations we can give thorough support on Celtic/Scottish/Irish ceremonies, from building of the ceremony to the final true blessing in Gaelic we can assist you develop the day of your dreams ...


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