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Events recognizing Celtic origins and practices have actually long been prominent. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the dress of formal tartan and kilt, weddings based upon facets of Celtic practice can offer long lasting memories. Aspects of these wedding events can consist of part or all of the following:

Anam Cara - Essentially, the Hearts Partner, this practice is a special ceremony celebrating the production of an ageless love forever more. This event of the aspects; to the Celts the four elements Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which a successful relationship were built.

Anam Cara

This custom was adjusted as Christianity moved into the Celtic lands as well as continues to be a terrific means to include friends and family in your event.

Handfasting

Handfasting - An event going back right to antiquity, Handfasting is a custom of marriage prior to the accessibility of rings as well as rare-earth elements. The couple would take a piece of cloth or rope and before their friends and families, declare their love and intent by reciting a few words and binding themselves together symbolically with the rope. It is from this practice we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".

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

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Originally crafted from timber the double handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and also drinking cup rolled 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 gorgeous 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 is formally accepted into the groom's family with this ceremony. Usually the oldest woman member of the groom's family provides a swatch of the family member 's Tartan to the bride symbolizing she is currently 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 hearth and also residence. This event is the acknowledgement of the male participants of the bride-to-be's family members that they also now have a new connection and a brand-new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

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


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