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Celebrations honoring Celtic roots as well as customs have long been popular. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the outfit of official tartan and kilt, wedding celebrations based upon elements of Celtic custom can offer long lasting memories. Aspects of these weddings could include part or every one of the following:

Anam Cara - Literally, the Hearts other Half, this tradition is a unique ceremony celebrating the creation of a timeless love forever more. This event of the elements; to the Celts the 4 components Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which a successful connection were developed.

Anam Cara

This custom was adjusted as Christianity moved right into the Celtic lands and also remains to be a terrific means to include family and friends in your event.

Handfasting

Handfasting - A ceremony 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 fabric or rope and before their families and friends, proclaim their love and purpose by reciting a few words as well as binding themselves with each other symbolically with the cordage. It is from this tradition we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Just what better area to place the promises of a lifetime as well as eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the couple while their vows are recited, after that in some traditions is tossed right into a deep body of water to hold those assurances for evermore. Today that stone might be maintained 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 into one. King James of Scotland gave his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a sign of his love for her throughout the marriage ceremony, from that point on the Quaich has been referred to as the "loving cup". This lovely event communicates the true blessings of Kith as well as Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A new bride is formally settled for right into the bridegroom's family through this ceremony. Generally the oldest woman member of the groom's family offers a piece of the family member 's Tartan to the new bride representing she is now interwoven into all the behaviors of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic peoples revolved around the protection of fireplace and also residence. This ceremony is the recognition of the male participants of the new bride's family that they also currently have a brand-new connection and a new brother in arms.

Family Arms

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


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