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Events recognizing Celtic roots and also traditions have actually long been popular. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the dress of official tartan and kilt, weddings based upon aspects of Celtic practice can supply long-term memories. Facets of these wedding events can consist of part or all the following:

Anam Cara - Essentially, the Hearts other Half, this custom is a unique event commemorating the production of a classic love now and 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 relationship were constructed.

Anam Cara

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


Handfasting - A ceremony going back right to classical times, Handfasting is a practice of marriage prior to the availability of rings as well as precious metals. The couple would take a piece of cloth or rope and before their friends and families, declare their love and intent by reciting a couple of words as well as binding themselves together symbolically with the rope. It is from this practice we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Just what better place to place the pledges of a lifetime and also eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the groom and bride while their promises are recited, then in some traditions is tossed right into a deep body of water to hold those assurances for evermore. Today that stone might 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 and also drinking mug rolled into one. King James of Scotland gave his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a sign of his love for her throughout the marriage, from that point on the Quaich has been referred to as the "loving cup". This gorgeous event shares the blessings of Kith and Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride is officially accepted into the bridegroom's family through this event. Generally the oldest woman member of the groom's family offers a piece of the household 's Tartan to the bride indicating she is currently linked into all the doings of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic peoples revolved around the protection of hearth and residence. This ceremony is the recognition of the male members of the bride-to-be's family members that they also now have a brand-new partnership and also a new brother in arms.

Family Arms

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

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