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Celebrations recognizing Celtic origins as well as practices have long been preferred. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the gown of formal tartan and kilt, weddings based upon aspects of Celtic tradition can provide lasting memories. Elements of these wedding celebrations could consist of part or all of the following:

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

Anam Cara

This practice was adapted as Christianity relocated right into the Celtic lands as well as continues to be a wonderful way 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 and also precious metals. The couple would take an item of fabric or rope and before their friends and families, declare their love and intention by reciting a few words as well as binding themselves together symbolically with the rope. It is from this tradition we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Just what better location to put the guarantees of a lifetime and also eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the groom and bride while their promises are stated, after that in some customs is thrown right into a deep body of water to hold those pledges for evermore. Today that stone could be kept as a remembrance of this wedding.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Originally crafted from wood the twin handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and 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 wedding, from that point on the Quaich has been know as the "loving cup". This attractive event communicates the true blessings of Kith and also Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A new bride is officially accepted right into the bridegroom's family through this ceremony. Typically the oldest female member of the groom's family gives a piece of the family member 's Tartan to the new bride representing she is currently interwoven into all the doings of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial roots of the Celtic peoples revolved around the protection of fireplace and also residence. This event is the acknowledgement of the male participants of the bride-to-be's family that they as well currently have a new relationship and also a new brother in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Minutes wedding celebrations we can offer thorough guidance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish ceremonies, from building of the ceremony to the last true blessing in Gaelic we can help you create the day of your desires ...


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