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Celebrations honoring Celtic roots as well as customs have long been preferred. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the outfit of official tartan and kilt, wedding events based on facets of Celtic tradition can provide long lasting memories. Elements of these wedding celebrations can include part or every one of the following:

Anam Cara - Essentially, the Hearts Partner, this practice is a unique ceremony celebrating the production of a timeless love forever more. This event of the elements; to the Celts the 4 components Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which an effective relationship were built.

Anam Cara

This tradition was adjusted as Christianity moved into the Celtic lands and also remains to be a wonderful way to include loved ones in your event.

Handfasting

Handfasting - A ceremony going back right to antiquity, Handfasting is a custom of marriage before the availability of rings and also precious metals. The couple would take an item of cloth or rope and before their friends and families, state their love and intent by stating a couple of words and binding themselves with each other symbolically with the cordage. It is from this practice we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- What better place to put the guarantees of a lifetime as well as eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the couple while their vows are recited, after that in some customs is tossed right into a deep body of water to hold those guarantees for evermore. Today that stone could be maintained as a remembrance of this big day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Originally crafted from wood the double handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit as well as 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 called the "loving cup". This beautiful ceremony communicates the blessings of Kith and Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A new bride is officially accepted right into the bridegroom's family through this ceremony. Typically the oldest female member of the groom's family offers 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 focused on the protection of hearth as well as home. This ceremony is the recognition of the male members of the bride-to-be's household that they too now have a brand-new relationship and also a brand-new brother in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Minutes wedding celebrations we can give extensive guidance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, from building and construction of the ceremony to the last true blessing in Gaelic we can assist you create the day of your desires ...


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