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Celebrations recognizing Celtic roots and also customs have actually long been popular. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the gown of official tartan and kilt, weddings based upon facets of Celtic practice can give long-term memories. Elements of these weddings can include part or every one of the following:

Anam Cara - Literally, the Hearts Partner, this tradition is a special ceremony celebrating the creation 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 structures on which an effective connection were constructed.

Anam Cara

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

Handfasting

Handfasting - A ceremony dating 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 fabric or rope and before their friends and families, proclaim their love and intent by reciting a few words as well as binding themselves together symbolically with the cordage. It is from this practice we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- What better location to place the guarantees of a life time and 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 customs is tossed right into a deep body of water to hold those promises for evermore. Today that stone could be maintained as a remembrance of this wedding.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Initially crafted from timber the twin handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and also drinking mug rolled right into one. King James of Scotland offered his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a sign of his love for her during the marriage, From that point on the Quaich has actually been referred to as the "loving cup". This gorgeous ceremony conveys the true 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 groom's family with this event. Typically the oldest female participant of the bridegroom's family gives a swatch of the household 's Tartan to the bride-to-be signifying she is now interwoven into all the doings of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic peoples focused on the defense of fireplace as well as home. This event is the recognition of the male participants of the bride-to-be's family members that they as well currently have a new connection as well as a new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Minutes wedding celebrations we can give comprehensive support on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, from construction of the event to the final true blessing in Gaelic we can assist you produce the day of your dreams ...


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