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Celebrations honoring Celtic origins and traditions have long been prominent. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the dress of official tartan and kilt, weddings based on elements of Celtic practice can offer long lasting memories. Elements of these wedding celebrations could consist of part or all the following:

Anam Cara - Essentially, the Hearts Partner, this custom is a special ceremony celebrating the development of an ageless love forever more. This celebration of the components; to the Celts the 4 elements Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which a successful partnership were developed.

Anam Cara

This custom was adapted as Christianity relocated right into the Celtic lands and continues to be a terrific way to include friends and family in your event.

Handfasting

Handfasting - A ceremony going back to classical times, Handfasting is a practice of marriage before the availability of rings and also rare-earth elements. The couple would take a piece of cloth or rope and before their families and friends, state their love and intention by reciting a couple of words and also binding themselves together symbolically with the rope. It is from this custom we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Just what better area to put the assurances of a life time and also eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the bride and groom while their promises are stated, then in some practices is tossed right into a deep body of water to hold those pledges for evermore. Today that stone may be kept as a remembrance of this special day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Initially crafted from timber the double handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit as well as drinking mug rolled right into one. King James of Scotland provided his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a symbol of his love for her during the marriage, from that point on the Quaich has actually been referred to as the "loving cup". This gorgeous event communicates the blessings of Kith and also Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride is formally accepted right into the bridegroom's family through this ceremony. Usually the oldest woman member of the bridegroom's family provides a swatch of the household 's Tartan to the new bride indicating she is now interwoven right into all the doings 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 home. This ceremony is the acknowledgement of the male members of the bride's family members that they too now have a new partnership as well as a new brother in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Minutes weddings we can give detailed support on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, from construction of the event to the final true blessing in Gaelic we can help you create the day of your desires ...


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