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Events recognizing Celtic origins and customs have long been popular. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the dress of official tartan and kilt, wedding events based on aspects of Celtic practice can offer long-term memories. Elements of these weddings could include part or all the following:

Anam Cara - Essentially, the Hearts Partner, this custom is a distinct ceremony commemorating the development of an ageless love now and forever more. This event of the aspects; to the Celts the 4 aspects Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which an effective connection were constructed.

Anam Cara

This custom was adjusted as Christianity moved into the Celtic lands and continues to be a fantastic way to include loved ones in your ceremony.

Handfasting

Handfasting - A ceremony dating back right to classical times, Handfasting is a tradition of marriage prior to the availability of rings and precious metals. The couple would take an item of fabric or rope and before their families and friends, state their love and intent by reciting a couple of words and also binding themselves with each other symbolically with the cordage. It is from this tradition we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Exactly what better location to place the pledges of a lifetime and eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the bride and groom while their pledges are stated, then in some traditions is tossed right 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 - Initially crafted from timber the twin handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and drinking cup rolled right into one. King James of Scotland offered his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a sign of his love for her throughout the marriage ceremony, from that point on the Quaich has been know as the "loving cup". This gorgeous event conveys the blessings of Kith and Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride is officially settled for right into the groom's family through this ceremony. Generally the oldest woman participant of the groom's family offers a swatch of the family member 's Tartan to the bride-to-be signifying she is currently linked right into all the behaviors of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic individuals focused on the defense of fireplace and house. This event is the acknowledgement of the male members of the new bride's household that they too currently have a brand-new connection as well as a new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Minutes wedding events we can supply detailed support on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, from building of the event to the final blessing in Gaelic we can help you produce the day of your desires ...


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