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Events recognizing Celtic roots and also traditions have long been prominent. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the dress of official tartan and kilt, weddings based on facets of Celtic practice can give long-term memories. Elements of these wedding celebrations can include part or all the following:

Anam Cara - Literally, the Hearts Partner, this tradition is a distinct event celebrating the development of a classic love now and forever more. This celebration of the components; to the Celts the four components Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which an effective partnership were built.

Anam Cara

This tradition was adjusted as Christianity moved into the Celtic lands as well as remains to be a terrific means to include family and friends in your ceremony.

Handfasting

Handfasting - An event going back to classical times, Handfasting is a tradition of marriage prior to the availability of rings and precious metals. The couple would take an item of cloth or rope and before their families and friends, proclaim their love and intent by reciting a few words and also binding themselves with each other symbolically with the rope. It is from this tradition we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- What better place to place the promises 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 customs is thrown into a deep body of water to hold those guarantees for evermore. Today that stone might be kept as a remembrance of this special day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Originally crafted from wood the twin handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and drinking vessel 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 ceremony communicates 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 into the groom's family with this ceremony. Generally the oldest female member of the groom's family offers a swatch of the family member 's Tartan to the bride-to-be representing she is currently interwoven into all the behaviors of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial roots of the Celtic peoples focused on the defense of hearth and also home. This event is the recognition of the male participants of the new bride's family that they as well now have a brand-new connection as well as a brand-new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

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


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