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Events recognizing Celtic roots as well as customs have long been popular. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the gown of formal tartan and kilt, wedding events based upon aspects of Celtic custom can give long lasting memories. Facets of these wedding events can include part or all of the following:

Anam Cara - Essentially, the Hearts other Half, this practice is a unique ceremony celebrating the development of a classic love forever more. This celebration of the aspects; to the Celts the 4 aspects Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which an effective relationship were constructed.

Anam Cara

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

Handfasting

Handfasting - An event going back to classical times, Handfasting is a practice of marriage prior to the accessibility of rings and also 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 couple of words and also binding themselves together symbolically with the cordage. It is from this tradition we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Exactly what better place to put the promises of a life time and eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the groom and bride while their promises are stated, then in some traditions is thrown right into a deep body of water to hold those assurances for evermore. Today that stone might be maintained as a remembrance of this wedding.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Initially crafted from wood the twin handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and drinking cup rolled right into one. King James of Scotland offered his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a symbol of his love for her throughout the wedding, from that point on the Quaich has been know as the "loving cup". This stunning ceremony conveys 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 approved right into the groom's family via this event. Generally the oldest female participant of the bridegroom's family gives a piece of the family member 's Tartan to the bride indicating she is now interwoven right into all the behaviors of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial roots of the Celtic peoples revolved around the protection of hearth and residence. This event is the acknowledgement of the male participants of the bride's family that they too now have a new relationship as well as a brand-new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Minutes wedding celebrations we can supply comprehensive support on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, from building and construction of the event to the last blessing in Gaelic we can help you produce the day of your dreams ...


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