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Events honoring Celtic origins and also traditions have actually long been popular. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the gown of official tartan and kilt, wedding events based upon elements of Celtic practice can give enduring memories. Facets of these wedding celebrations can include part or all of the following:

Anam Cara - Essentially, the Hearts other Half, this custom is a unique event celebrating the production of a timeless love forever more. This event of the aspects; to the Celts the four aspects Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which a successful partnership were constructed.

Anam Cara

This practice was adjusted as Christianity moved into the Celtic lands and continues to be a remarkable means to include family and friends in your event.

Handfasting

Handfasting - An event going 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 friends and families, state their love and intention by reciting a few words and binding themselves together symbolically with the cordage. It is from this custom we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Just what better location to put the promises of a life time as well as eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the couple while their pledges are stated, then in some traditions is tossed right into a deep body of water to hold those guarantees for evermore. Today that stone might be kept 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 mug rolled 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 been referred to as the "loving cup". This lovely event conveys the true blessings of Kith and 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 with this ceremony. Generally the oldest female participant of the groom's family provides a piece of the household 's Tartan to the bride-to-be 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 fireplace and home. This event is the acknowledgement of the male participants of the bride-to-be's household that they also currently have a new partnership and also a new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Minutes wedding celebrations we can supply thorough assistance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish ceremonies, from construction of the event to the final blessing in Gaelic we can help you create the day of your desires ...


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