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Celebrations honoring Celtic origins and traditions have actually long been popular. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the gown of formal tartan and kilt, wedding celebrations based upon aspects of Celtic practice can provide enduring memories. Aspects of these wedding events could consist of part or all the following:

Anam Cara - Essentially, the Hearts other Half, this tradition is a one-of-a-kind event commemorating the production of a classic love forever more. This celebration of the components; to the Celts the 4 components Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which a successful partnership were constructed.

Anam Cara

This practice was adjusted as Christianity relocated into the Celtic lands as well as remains to be a terrific way to include family and friends in your event.

Handfasting

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

Oathing Stone -- Exactly what better area to place the guarantees of a life time as well as eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the bride and groom while their vows are recited, then in some traditions is tossed right into a deep body of water to hold those assurances for evermore. Today that stone might 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 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 gorgeous ceremony communicates the true blessings of Kith and also Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride-to-be is formally approved into the groom's family via this ceremony. Usually the oldest female member of the groom's family gives a piece of the family member 's Tartan to the bride-to-be representing she is now interwoven into all the doings of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial roots of the Celtic peoples focused on the protection of hearth and also residence. This event is the acknowledgement of the male participants of the new bride's household that they also now have a brand-new relationship and a new brother in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Minutes weddings we can provide extensive assistance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish ceremonies, from construction of the event to the last blessing in Gaelic we can assist you create the day of your desires ...


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