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Celebrations recognizing Celtic origins and also customs have long been preferred. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the gown of official tartan and kilt, weddings based on aspects of Celtic tradition can give long lasting memories. Facets of these weddings could include part or all the following:

Anam Cara - Actually, the Hearts Partner, this tradition is a special ceremony commemorating the development of a classic love now and forever more. This celebration of the elements; to the Celts the 4 elements Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which a successful partnership were built.

Anam Cara

This practice was adjusted as Christianity moved into the Celtic lands and continues to be a terrific means to include loved ones in your ceremony.

Handfasting

Handfasting - An event dating back to antiquity, Handfasting is a custom of marriage prior to the availability of rings and precious metals. The couple would take a piece of cloth or rope and before their friends and families, proclaim their love and intent by reciting a few 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 put the promises of a lifetime and also eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the bride and groom while their vows are stated, then in some customs is tossed into a deep body of water to hold those assurances for evermore. Today that stone may be kept as a remembrance of this wedding.

Oathing Stone

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

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride is formally approved into the groom's family with this event. Typically the oldest woman member of the bridegroom's family offers a swatch of the family member 's Tartan to the new bride symbolizing she is now interwoven 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 as well as residence. This event is the acknowledgement of the male members of the bride's household that they too currently have a new connection and a brand-new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

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


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