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Celebrations recognizing Celtic origins and traditions have actually long been popular. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the gown of formal tartan and kilt, weddings based on facets of Celtic practice can supply long lasting memories. Aspects of these wedding celebrations could consist of part or all of the following:

Anam Cara - Essentially, the Hearts other Half, this practice is a special ceremony commemorating the development of a classic love forever more. This event of the elements; to the Celts the 4 elements Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which an effective relationship were constructed.

Anam Cara

This tradition was adapted as Christianity moved into the Celtic lands as well as remains to be a wonderful means to include family and friends in your event.


Handfasting - An event going back to antiquity, Handfasting is a custom of marriage prior to the availability of rings and also precious metals. The couple would take a piece of cloth or rope and before their friends and families, declare their love and purpose by stating a couple of words and binding themselves together symbolically with the rope. It is from this tradition we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Just what better area to put the guarantees 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 recited, then in some practices is thrown into a deep body of water to hold those promises for evermore. Today that stone might be kept as a remembrance of this big day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Initially crafted from timber the twin handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and also drinking vessel rolled into one. King James of Scotland gave 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 been called the "loving cup". This stunning event communicates the blessings of Kith and also 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 event. Usually the oldest woman participant of the bridegroom's family gives a swatch of the household 's Tartan to the bride representing she is currently linked 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 home. This ceremony is the recognition of the male members of the new bride's family that they also now have a new partnership and also a brand-new brother in arms.

Family Arms

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

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