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Events honoring Celtic origins and practices have long been prominent. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the outfit of official tartan and kilt, wedding events based upon facets of Celtic practice can offer enduring memories. Aspects of these wedding celebrations can consist of part or all the following:

Anam Cara - Actually, the Hearts other Half, this custom is a distinct event commemorating the creation of a classic love forever more. This celebration of the elements; to the Celts the four components Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which an effective connection were developed.

Anam Cara

This custom was adapted as Christianity moved right into the Celtic lands as well as remains to be a remarkable means to include friends and family in your event.


Handfasting - An event going back to classical times, Handfasting is a custom of marriage prior to the availability of rings and also precious metals. The couple would take a piece of fabric or rope and before their friends and families, state their love and intent by reciting a few words and 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 location to put the guarantees of a life time and eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the groom and bride while their vows are recited, after that in some practices is thrown into a deep body of water to hold those pledges for evermore. Today that stone could be maintained as a remembrance of this special day.

Oathing Stone

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

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A new bride is formally accepted right into the groom's family with this event. Typically the oldest woman member of the bridegroom's family provides a piece of the household 's Tartan to the new bride signifying she is now 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 defense of hearth as well as residence. This event is the acknowledgement of the male members of the bride-to-be's household that they as well now have a new connection as well as a new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Minutes wedding celebrations we can supply extensive assistance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, from building and construction of the ceremony to the final blessing in Gaelic we can help you produce the day of your dreams ...

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