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Celebrations honoring Celtic roots and traditions have long been popular. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the gown of official tartan and kilt, weddings based on facets of Celtic custom can provide enduring memories. Facets of these wedding celebrations could include part or every one of the following:

Anam Cara - Actually, the Hearts Partner, this custom is a special event celebrating the development of a classic love forever more. This celebration of the components; to the Celts the four elements Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which a successful connection were built.

Anam Cara

This practice was adjusted as Christianity moved into the Celtic lands and remains to be a wonderful way to include family and friends in your ceremony.

Handfasting

Handfasting - A ceremony going back right to antiquity, Handfasting is a custom of marriage before the availability of rings and rare-earth elements. The couple would take a piece of fabric or rope and before their families and friends, declare their love and purpose by stating a couple of words and binding themselves with each other symbolically with the rope. It is from this practice we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- 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 recited, then in some customs is tossed into a deep body of water to hold those guarantees for evermore. Today that stone may be maintained as a remembrance of this wedding.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Originally crafted from wood the twin handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and drinking mug 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 wedding, from that point on the Quaich has actually been referred to as the "loving cup". This attractive ceremony shares the blessings of Kith and Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A new bride is officially settled for right into the bridegroom's family with this event. Usually the oldest woman participant of the bridegroom's family gives a swatch of the family member 's Tartan to the new bride indicating she is now interwoven right into all the behaviors of the clan.

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

Family Arms

At Life's Minutes weddings we can offer detailed guidance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, from building and construction of the ceremony to the last true blessing in Gaelic we can assist you create the day of your desires ...


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