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Events honoring Celtic roots and customs have long been preferred. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the outfit of formal tartan and kilt, weddings based on facets of Celtic practice can offer enduring memories. Facets of these weddings could include part or every one of the following:

Anam Cara - Essentially, the Hearts other Half, this practice is a distinct event commemorating the creation of a timeless love now and 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 relationship were built.

Anam Cara

This practice was adjusted as Christianity moved into the Celtic lands and also continues to be a remarkable way to include friends and family in your event.

Handfasting

Handfasting - An event going back right to antiquity, Handfasting is a tradition of marriage prior to the accessibility 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 purpose by reciting a few words as well as binding themselves together symbolically with the cordage. It is from this tradition we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Just what better place to put the guarantees of a life time and eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the bride and groom while their pledges are recited, then in some traditions is thrown right into a deep body of water to hold those pledges for evermore. Today that stone could be kept as a remembrance of this big day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Initially crafted from wood the twin handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit as well as drinking mug rolled right into one. King James of Scotland offered 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 been called the "loving cup". This lovely event shares the blessings of Kith as well as Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride is formally settled for into the bridegroom's family through this ceremony. Generally the oldest female participant of the groom's family offers a piece of the family member 's Tartan to the new bride signifying she is currently linked right into all the doings of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial roots of the Celtic individuals focused on the protection of hearth as well as house. This event is the recognition of the male participants of the bride's family members that they too now have a brand-new relationship as well as a brand-new brother in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Minutes wedding events we can provide thorough assistance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish ceremonies, from building and construction of the ceremony to the last true blessing in Gaelic we can help you produce the day of your desires ...


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