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Events honoring Celtic origins and traditions have long been preferred. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the dress of formal tartan and kilt, wedding events based on aspects of Celtic tradition can supply enduring memories. Elements of these weddings can consist of part or all the following:

Anam Cara - Essentially, the Hearts Partner, this practice is a unique event celebrating the development of a classic love forever more. This celebration of the components; to the Celts the 4 aspects Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which an effective partnership were developed.

Anam Cara

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

Handfasting

Handfasting - An event dating back right to classical times, Handfasting is a tradition of marriage prior to the accessibility of rings as well as precious metals. The couple would take an item of fabric or rope and before their friends and families, declare their love and intent by stating a few words as well as binding themselves together symbolically with the cordage. It is from this practice we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- What better location to put the pledges of a lifetime and also eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the couple while their promises are recited, then in some traditions is tossed right into a deep body of water to hold those guarantees for evermore. Today that stone may be kept as a remembrance of this wedding.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Initially crafted from timber the twin handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and also drinking mug rolled into one. King James of Scotland provided 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 lovely ceremony shares the blessings of Kith and Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride-to-be is formally settled for right into the groom's family via this event. Generally the oldest female member of the bridegroom's family offers a piece of the family member 's Tartan to the bride symbolizing she is currently linked right into all the behaviors of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic individuals focused on the defense of fireplace as well as residence. This event is the recognition of the male participants of the bride-to-be's family that they too now have a new partnership and a new brother in arms.

Family Arms

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


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