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Events honoring Celtic origins and also traditions have actually long been popular. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the gown of formal tartan and kilt, weddings based on aspects of Celtic tradition can give lasting memories. Facets of these weddings could include part or every one of the following:

Anam Cara - Literally, the Hearts Partner, this practice is a unique event celebrating the development of an ageless love forever more. This event of the components; to the Celts the 4 elements Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which a successful connection were built.

Anam Cara

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

Handfasting

Handfasting - An event going back to classical times, Handfasting is a practice of marriage before the availability of rings and rare-earth elements. The couple would take a piece of cloth or rope and before their families and friends, declare their love and purpose by reciting a few words and also binding themselves together symbolically with the cordage. It is from this custom we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Exactly what better location to put 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 vows are recited, then in some traditions is thrown into a deep body of water to hold those assurances for evermore. Today that stone could be maintained as a remembrance of this big day.

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 gave his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a symbol of his love for her throughout the marriage, From that point on the Quaich has been know as the "loving cup". This attractive ceremony communicates the true blessings of Kith and Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride-to-be is officially accepted right into the groom's family through this ceremony. Generally the oldest female participant of the groom's family offers a swatch of the household 's Tartan to the bride indicating she is now interwoven into all the doings of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial roots of the Celtic peoples focused on the defense of fireplace and also home. This ceremony is the recognition of the male members of the bride-to-be's family members that they too currently have a new partnership and also a new brother in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Minutes weddings we can give extensive assistance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish ceremonies, from building of the ceremony to the last true blessing in Gaelic we can help you develop the day of your desires ...


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