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Celebrations honoring Celtic roots and customs have actually long been prominent. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the gown of official tartan and kilt, wedding events based on aspects of Celtic custom can offer lasting memories. Aspects of these weddings could include part or all of the following:

Anam Cara - Actually, the Hearts other Half, this practice is an one-of-a-kind event celebrating the development of a timeless love now and forever more. This event of the components; to the Celts the four elements Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which a successful connection were constructed.

Anam Cara

This tradition was adjusted as Christianity relocated into the Celtic lands as well as remains to be a terrific way to include loved ones in your ceremony.

Handfasting

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

Oathing Stone -- Just what better area to put the promises of a life time as well as eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the couple while their pledges are recited, after that in some traditions is thrown right into a deep body of water to hold those guarantees for evermore. Today that stone may be kept as a remembrance of this special day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Originally crafted from timber the twin handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and also drinking cup 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 ceremony, From that point on the Quaich has 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 new bride is officially approved into the groom's family through this ceremony. Generally the oldest female member of the bridegroom's family provides a swatch of the family member 's Tartan to the new bride signifying she is now interwoven into all the doings of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial roots of the Celtic individuals focused on the protection of fireplace and home. This ceremony is the acknowledgement of the male participants of the bride's family that they also currently have a new relationship and a new brother in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Minutes wedding events we can give comprehensive assistance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish ceremonies, from building and construction of the ceremony to the final blessing in Gaelic we can assist you develop the day of your desires ...


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