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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 formal tartan and kilt, wedding events based upon facets of Celtic custom can offer lasting memories. Elements of these wedding events can consist of part or all of the following:

Anam Cara - Essentially, the Hearts Partner, this practice is a special ceremony commemorating the creation of a classic love now and forever more. This celebration of the aspects; to the Celts the 4 components Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which a successful connection were developed.

Anam Cara

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

Handfasting

Handfasting - A ceremony going back to classical times, Handfasting is a tradition of marriage before the accessibility of rings and rare-earth elements. The couple would take a piece of fabric or rope and before their families and friends, proclaim their love and intent by reciting 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 area to put the promises of a lifetime and also eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the bride and groom while their pledges are recited, then in some practices 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 twin handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and drinking mug rolled right into one. King James of Scotland provided his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a symbol of his love for her during the marriage ceremony. From that point on the Quaich has been know as the "loving cup". This attractive ceremony conveys the true blessings of Kith as well as Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A new bride is formally settled for into the bridegroom's family through this ceremony. Typically the oldest female member of the groom's family offers a piece of the family member 's Tartan to the bride-to-be signifying she is currently linked into all the doings of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial roots of the Celtic individuals revolved around the protection of fireplace and residence. This ceremony is the recognition of the male participants of the bride's family that they also now have a new relationship and a new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Minutes weddings we can supply thorough support on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, from building and construction of the ceremony to the final true blessing in Gaelic we can assist you produce the day of your desires ...


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