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Events recognizing Celtic roots and customs have long been popular. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the dress of formal tartan and kilt, wedding events based on elements of Celtic practice can provide long lasting memories. Aspects of these wedding celebrations could consist of part or all the following:

Anam Cara - Literally, the Hearts Partner, this custom is a special event celebrating the production of an ageless love forever more. This celebration of the aspects; to the Celts the four aspects Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which an effective connection were built.

Anam Cara

This custom was adapted as Christianity moved right into the Celtic lands and continues to be a remarkable way to include family and friends in your ceremony.

Handfasting

Handfasting - A ceremony dating back right to antiquity, Handfasting is a tradition of marriage prior to the accessibility of rings as well as precious metals. The couple would take a piece of cloth or rope and before their families and friends, proclaim their love and intent by reciting a few 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 -- What better area to put the pledges of a lifetime and eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the groom and bride while their vows are stated, after that in some traditions 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 - 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 symbol of his love for her during the wedding, from that point on the Quaich has actually been called the "loving cup". This stunning ceremony shares the blessings of Kith and also Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride is formally settled for into the groom's family with this event. Normally the oldest female participant of the groom's family offers a piece of the family member 's Tartan to the bride-to-be 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 peoples revolved around the defense of hearth and also house. This ceremony is the acknowledgement of the male members of the bride-to-be's family members that they too currently have a brand-new partnership as well as a new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Minutes wedding events we can give extensive guidance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish ceremonies, from building of the event to the final true blessing in Gaelic we can help you create the day of your dreams ...


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