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Events honoring Celtic roots as well as practices have long been prominent. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the dress of official tartan and kilt, wedding events based upon elements of Celtic custom can offer long lasting memories. Aspects of these wedding celebrations could include part or every one of the following:

Anam Cara - Actually, the Hearts Partner, this practice is an one-of-a-kind event commemorating the production of an ageless love forever more. This celebration of the components; to the Celts the four components Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which an effective connection were developed.

Anam Cara

This practice was adapted as Christianity moved into the Celtic lands and continues to be a wonderful way to include loved ones in your event.

Handfasting

Handfasting - An event 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, proclaim their love and intention by stating a few words as well as binding themselves with each other symbolically with the rope. It is from this tradition we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Just what better location to put the assurances of a life time as well as eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the bride and groom while their promises are stated, then in some practices is tossed into a deep body of water to hold those pledges for evermore. Today that stone may be kept as a remembrance of this wedding.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Initially crafted from timber the double handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and drinking mug rolled right 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, From that point on the Quaich has been know as the "loving cup". This gorgeous event communicates the blessings of Kith and Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A new bride is officially approved into the bridegroom's family through this ceremony. Typically the oldest woman member of the bridegroom's family provides a piece of the family member 's Tartan to the bride symbolizing she is now linked into all the doings of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic individuals focused on the protection of fireplace as well as house. This ceremony is the recognition of the male members of the new bride's family members that they as well currently have a brand-new relationship and also a new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Minutes wedding celebrations we can offer thorough assistance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, from building of the event to the last true blessing in Gaelic we can assist you develop the day of your dreams ...


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