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Celebrations honoring Celtic roots and practices have actually long been prominent. 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 offer long lasting memories. Elements of these wedding events could consist of part or all the following:

Anam Cara - Literally, the Hearts Partner, this tradition is a special ceremony commemorating the production of a classic love forever more. This event of the elements; to the Celts the four components Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which a successful relationship were developed.

Anam Cara

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

Handfasting

Handfasting - An event going back right to classical times, Handfasting is a tradition of marriage before the availability of rings and rare-earth elements. The couple would take a piece of fabric or rope and before their families and friends, proclaim their love and intention by stating a few words as well as binding themselves with each other symbolically with the rope. 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 life time and eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the groom and bride while their vows are stated, then in some traditions is thrown into a deep body of water to hold those assurances for evermore. Today that stone may be maintained as a remembrance of this big day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Originally crafted from timber the double handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and 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, from that point on the Quaich has been know as the "loving cup". This beautiful event conveys the blessings of Kith as well as Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride is officially settled for right into the groom's family with this event. Usually the oldest female member of the bridegroom's family offers a swatch of the household 's Tartan to the new bride indicating she is now linked into all the doings of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic peoples revolved around the protection of fireplace and also home. This event is the acknowledgement of the male members of the new bride's family that they also now have a brand-new relationship as well as a new brother in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Minutes wedding celebrations we can give extensive assistance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, from building of the event to the last blessing in Gaelic we can assist you produce the day of your dreams ...


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