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Events honoring Celtic roots and traditions have long been prominent. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the gown of official tartan and kilt, weddings based upon facets of Celtic tradition can give long-term memories. Elements of these weddings can include part or all the following:

Anam Cara - Literally, the Hearts other Half, this practice is a special ceremony celebrating the production of a classic love forever more. This celebration of the aspects; to the Celts the four components Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which a successful connection were constructed.

Anam Cara

This tradition was adapted as Christianity relocated into the Celtic lands and continues to be a remarkable way to include family and friends in your event.

Handfasting

Handfasting - A ceremony dating back right to antiquity, Handfasting is a tradition of marriage prior to the availability of rings and rare-earth elements. The couple would take an item of cloth or rope and before their friends and families, proclaim their love and intent by stating a couple of words and binding themselves together symbolically with the rope. It is from this tradition we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- What better place to place the promises of a lifetime and also eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the couple while their pledges are stated, after that in some traditions is tossed into a deep body of water to hold those pledges for evermore. Today that stone might be maintained 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 also drinking mug rolled right into one. King James of Scotland offered his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a sign of his love for her during the wedding, From that point on the Quaich has been called the "loving cup". This attractive event shares 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 officially approved into the groom's family through this event. Generally the oldest woman member of the groom's family gives 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 individuals revolved around the protection of fireplace and also home. This ceremony is the recognition of the male members of the bride's family members that they too now have a brand-new relationship as well as a new brother in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Minutes weddings we can provide detailed support on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, from building of the event to the final true blessing in Gaelic we can help you develop the day of your dreams ...


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