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Events honoring Celtic roots and traditions have long been preferred. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the outfit of formal tartan and kilt, weddings based on elements of Celtic custom can give enduring memories. Elements of these weddings could consist of part or all of the following:

Anam Cara - Literally, the Hearts other Half, this tradition is a unique event commemorating the production of a classic love now and forever more. This celebration of the components; to the Celts the four elements Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which a successful connection were built.

Anam Cara

This practice was adjusted as Christianity relocated into the Celtic lands as well as remains to be a remarkable way to include friends and family in your event.

Handfasting

Handfasting - An event going back right to classical times, Handfasting is a practice of marriage before the availability of rings and also rare-earth elements. The couple would take a piece of cloth or rope and before their friends and families, declare their love and intent by reciting a few words as well as binding themselves together symbolically with the cordage. It is from this tradition we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Just what better location to place the guarantees 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 promises are recited, then in some traditions is tossed right into a deep body of water to hold those pledges for evermore. Today that stone could be kept as a remembrance of this special day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Originally crafted from timber the double handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and drinking cup rolled right into one. King James of Scotland gave his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a symbol of his love for her during the marriage, from that point on the Quaich has been called the "loving cup". This stunning event communicates the blessings of Kith and also Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A new bride is officially accepted into the bridegroom's family through this event. Usually the oldest woman member of the bridegroom's family provides a swatch of the family member 's Tartan to the bride indicating she is now 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 and also house. This event is the acknowledgement of the male members of the bride's family members that they too currently have a new connection and a new brother in arms.

Family Arms

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


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