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Events honoring Celtic origins and practices have long been popular. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the outfit of formal tartan and kilt, wedding events based on facets of Celtic custom can supply enduring memories. Facets of these weddings could include part or every one of the following:

Anam Cara - Literally, the Hearts Partner, this tradition is an one-of-a-kind event commemorating the development of a classic love forever more. This event of the elements; to the Celts the 4 aspects Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which a successful partnership were constructed.

Anam Cara

This practice was adjusted as Christianity relocated right into the Celtic lands and remains to be a fantastic means to include family and friends in your ceremony.

Handfasting

Handfasting - A ceremony dating back to classical times, Handfasting is a practice of marriage before the availability of rings as well as rare-earth elements. The couple would take an item of cloth or rope and before their friends and families, declare their love and intention by stating a couple of words as well as binding themselves with each other symbolically with the cordage. It is from this custom we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Exactly what better area to place the guarantees of a lifetime and eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the couple while their pledges are recited, then in some customs is tossed right into a deep body of water to hold those assurances for evermore. Today that stone could be maintained as a remembrance of this big day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Initially crafted from timber the double handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and drinking cup rolled right into one. King James of Scotland gave his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a sign of his love for her throughout the wedding, From that point on the Quaich has been know as the "loving cup". This stunning ceremony 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 officially settled for right into the bridegroom's family with this event. Normally the oldest woman participant of the bridegroom's family provides a swatch of the family member 's Tartan to the bride signifying she is now linked right into all the doings of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial roots of the Celtic peoples revolved around the defense of fireplace and also home. This ceremony is the recognition of the male participants of the bride-to-be's family that they too currently have a new connection and also a new brother in arms.

Family Arms

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


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