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Events recognizing Celtic origins as well as practices have long been preferred. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the outfit of official tartan and kilt, wedding events based upon aspects of Celtic custom can provide enduring memories. Facets of these weddings could consist of part or every one of the following:

Anam Cara - Essentially, the Hearts other Half, this custom is a one-of-a-kind ceremony commemorating the creation of a classic love forever more. This celebration of the elements; to the Celts the 4 aspects Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which a successful partnership were built.

Anam Cara

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

Handfasting

Handfasting - An event dating back to antiquity, Handfasting is a practice 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, state their love and purpose by reciting a few words as well as binding themselves with each other symbolically with the rope. It is from this tradition we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Just what better area to put the assurances of a lifetime and also eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the couple while their vows are recited, then in some practices is thrown 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 - Originally crafted from wood the double handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and drinking cup rolled into one. King James of Scotland gave his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a symbol of his love for her throughout the marriage ceremony, from that point on the Quaich has been called the "loving cup". This gorgeous ceremony communicates the true blessings of Kith as well as Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride is officially approved into the groom's family via this ceremony. Typically the oldest female participant of the bridegroom's family gives a piece of the family member 's Tartan to the bride symbolizing she is currently interwoven right into all the behaviors of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial roots of the Celtic peoples revolved around the defense of fireplace and house. This ceremony is the acknowledgement of the male participants of the bride's household that they as well now have a new relationship as well as a brand-new brother in arms.

Family Arms

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


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