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Events recognizing Celtic origins and also practices have long been preferred. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the outfit of formal tartan and kilt, wedding events based upon aspects of Celtic tradition can offer lasting memories. Aspects of these wedding celebrations can include part or all of the following:

Anam Cara - Literally, the Hearts other Half, this custom is a one-of-a-kind ceremony celebrating the production of a classic love now and 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 relationship were developed.

Anam Cara

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

Handfasting

Handfasting - An event going back right to antiquity, Handfasting is a practice of marriage before the availability of rings and precious metals. The couple would take an item of cloth or rope and before their friends and families, proclaim their love and intent 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 -- Exactly what better location to place 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 promises are stated, then in some traditions is thrown right into a deep body of water to hold those assurances for evermore. Today that stone could be maintained as a remembrance of this special day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Initially crafted from wood the twin handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit as well as drinking vessel rolled into one. King James of Scotland gave 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 actually been called the "loving cup". This beautiful event shares the blessings of Kith and also Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride-to-be is formally settled for into the bridegroom's family via this event. Normally the oldest female member of the bridegroom's family gives a piece of the household 's Tartan to the new bride representing she is currently interwoven right into all the doings of the clan.

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

Family Arms

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


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