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Events recognizing Celtic origins as well as customs have long been prominent. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the dress of formal tartan and kilt, wedding events based upon elements of Celtic tradition can offer long lasting memories. Facets of these wedding events can include part or all of the following:

Anam Cara - Essentially, the Hearts other Half, this practice is a special event celebrating the development of a classic love forever more. This celebration of the elements; to the Celts the four components Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which an effective relationship were constructed.

Anam Cara

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

Handfasting

Handfasting - An event dating back to antiquity, Handfasting is a custom of marriage before the accessibility of rings and rare-earth elements. The couple would take an item of cloth or rope and before their families and friends, state their love and purpose by reciting 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 location to put the pledges of a lifetime as well as eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the bride and groom while their pledges are stated, after that in some customs is tossed into a deep body of water to hold those assurances for evermore. Today that stone might be kept as a remembrance of this wedding.

Oathing Stone

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

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride-to-be is formally settled for right into the bridegroom's family via this event. Typically the oldest female member of the groom's family provides a piece of the family member 's Tartan to the bride-to-be symbolizing she is currently linked into all the doings of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic individuals revolved around the defense of hearth and also home. This event is the recognition of the male members of the bride's household that they as well now have a brand-new connection and a new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Minutes weddings we can give extensive guidance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, from building and construction of the ceremony to the last true blessing in Gaelic we can assist you produce the day of your desires ...


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