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Celebrations recognizing Celtic origins and customs have long been prominent. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the dress of official tartan and kilt, wedding events based upon facets of Celtic custom can give lasting memories. Facets of these weddings can include part or all the following:

Anam Cara - Actually, the Hearts other Half, this practice is an one-of-a-kind event commemorating the development of a timeless love forever more. This celebration of the aspects; to the Celts the four elements Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which an effective connection were constructed.

Anam Cara

This custom was adapted as Christianity relocated into the Celtic lands and continues to be a terrific means to include family and friends in your event.

Handfasting

Handfasting - A ceremony dating back to antiquity, Handfasting is a practice of marriage before the availability of rings and precious metals. The couple would take an item 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 together symbolically with the cordage. It is from this custom we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- What better area to place the pledges of a life time as well as eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the couple while their vows are stated, after that in some customs is tossed right into a deep body of water to hold those assurances for evermore. Today that stone might be kept as a remembrance of this special day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Initially crafted from wood the twin handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and 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, From that point on the Quaich has actually been referred to as the "loving cup". This stunning ceremony shares the true blessings of Kith and Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride is officially accepted into the groom's family with this ceremony. Usually the oldest female participant of the bridegroom's family gives a piece of the family member 's Tartan to the bride indicating she is currently linked 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 hearth as well as residence. This event is the acknowledgement of the male participants of the bride-to-be's family members that they as well currently have a brand-new relationship and also a new brother in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Minutes wedding celebrations we can offer thorough support on Celtic/Scottish/Irish ceremonies, from building of the event to the final true blessing in Gaelic we can assist you create the day of your desires ...


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