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Celebrations honoring Celtic roots as well as traditions have long been preferred. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the dress of formal tartan and kilt, wedding celebrations based on elements of Celtic custom can supply enduring memories. Elements of these wedding celebrations can include part or all of the following:

Anam Cara - Literally, the Hearts Partner, this tradition is a special event celebrating the production of a classic love now and forever more. This celebration of the elements; to the Celts the four aspects Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which a successful partnership were constructed.

Anam Cara

This practice was adapted as Christianity relocated into the Celtic lands and also remains to be a fantastic way to include friends and family in your event.

Handfasting

Handfasting - A ceremony going back to classical times, Handfasting is a tradition of marriage before the availability of rings and also precious metals. The couple would take an item of fabric or rope and before their friends and families, state their love and intent by stating a couple of words and also binding themselves with each other symbolically with the cordage. It is from this practice we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Just what better area to put the assurances of a lifetime and eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the couple while their pledges are recited, then in some traditions is thrown right into a deep body of water to hold those promises for evermore. Today that stone might be kept as a remembrance of this wedding.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Originally crafted from wood the double handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit as well as drinking cup rolled into one. King James of Scotland offered his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a symbol of his love for her during the marriage ceremony, From that point on the Quaich has been called the "loving cup". This beautiful event shares the true blessings of Kith and Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride is formally settled for right into the groom's family through this event. Generally the oldest woman participant of the bridegroom's family offers a piece of the household 's Tartan to the bride-to-be symbolizing she is now linked right into all the behaviors of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic individuals revolved around the defense of hearth and home. This ceremony is the recognition of the male participants of the bride-to-be's family members that they too currently have a new partnership and a new brother in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Minutes wedding events we can give comprehensive assistance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, from construction of the event to the final true blessing in Gaelic we can assist you create the day of your desires ...


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