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Events recognizing Celtic roots and customs have long been popular. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the outfit of official tartan and kilt, weddings based on aspects of Celtic custom can provide long-term memories. Elements of these wedding celebrations could consist of part or all the following:

Anam Cara - Literally, the Hearts Partner, this custom is a one-of-a-kind ceremony commemorating the development of an ageless love forever more. This event of the elements; to the Celts the four elements Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which an effective relationship were constructed.

Anam Cara

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

Handfasting

Handfasting - A ceremony dating back to antiquity, Handfasting is a tradition of marriage before the availability of rings and rare-earth elements. The couple would take an item of fabric or rope and before their families and friends, proclaim their love and intent by stating a couple of words and binding themselves with each other symbolically with the rope. It is from this tradition we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Exactly what better location to put the guarantees of a lifetime and eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the couple while their vows are stated, then in some customs is tossed right into a deep body of water to hold those promises for evermore. Today that stone may be kept as a remembrance of this big day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Originally crafted from timber the twin 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 symbol of his love for her throughout the marriage ceremony, from that point on the Quaich has been referred to as the "loving cup". This gorgeous event shares the 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 into the bridegroom's family with this event. Typically the oldest woman member of the bridegroom's family gives a piece of the family member 's Tartan to the new bride indicating she is currently linked right into all the behaviors of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial roots of the Celtic peoples revolved around the defense of fireplace as well as residence. This event is the recognition of the male members of the bride-to-be's household that they also now have a new partnership and also a brand-new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

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


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