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Events recognizing Celtic origins and practices have long been preferred. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the dress of formal tartan and kilt, wedding events based upon aspects of Celtic custom can provide lasting memories. Facets of these wedding celebrations can include part or all of the following:

Anam Cara - Essentially, the Hearts Partner, this practice is a distinct event commemorating the production of an ageless love now and forever more. This event of the aspects; to the Celts the four aspects Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which a successful connection were developed.

Anam Cara

This practice was adjusted as Christianity moved right into the Celtic lands and also continues to be a fantastic way to include friends and family in your ceremony.

Handfasting

Handfasting - A ceremony going back to classical times, Handfasting is a practice of marriage prior to the accessibility of rings and precious metals. The couple would take an item of fabric or rope and before their friends and families, proclaim their love and purpose by stating a couple of words and also 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 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 vows are stated, then in some traditions is thrown right 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 - Originally crafted from timber the twin handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and also drinking cup 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 ceremony, from that point on the Quaich has actually been called the "loving cup". This beautiful event conveys the true blessings of Kith as well as Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride-to-be is officially settled for right into the groom's family via this ceremony. Generally the oldest woman member of the bridegroom's family gives a piece of the household 's Tartan to the new bride symbolizing she is now interwoven right into all the doings of the clan.

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

Family Arms

At Life's Minutes weddings we can offer comprehensive assistance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, from building of the ceremony to the final blessing in Gaelic we can help you create the day of your desires ...


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