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Events recognizing Celtic roots and customs have long been prominent. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the gown of official tartan and kilt, wedding celebrations based on aspects of Celtic tradition can offer long lasting memories. Facets of these wedding events can consist of part or every one of the following:

Anam Cara - Literally, the Hearts Partner, this practice is a unique ceremony celebrating the production of a classic love now and forever more. This celebration of the elements; to the Celts the 4 components Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which an effective relationship were built.

Anam Cara

This practice was adapted as Christianity moved right into the Celtic lands and also continues to be a wonderful way to include family and friends in your ceremony.

Handfasting

Handfasting - An event dating back to classical times, Handfasting is a custom of marriage before the availability of rings and rare-earth elements. The couple would take an item of cloth or rope and before their families and friends, state their love and purpose by stating a couple of words and also binding themselves together symbolically with the cordage. It is from this custom we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- What better area to place 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 vows are stated, then in some traditions is tossed right into a deep body of water to hold those assurances for evermore. Today that stone might be maintained as a remembrance of this big day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Initially crafted from wood the double handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit as well as drinking mug rolled right into one. King James of Scotland offered 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 actually been called the "loving cup". This attractive event shares the blessings of Kith and Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride is formally approved into the bridegroom's family via this ceremony. Generally the oldest female member of the groom's family gives a swatch of the household 's Tartan to the new bride indicating she is currently interwoven into all the doings of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic peoples revolved around the protection of fireplace and also residence. This event is the acknowledgement of the male members of the bride's household that they also currently have a new partnership and a brand-new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Minutes weddings we can supply extensive assistance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, from construction of the ceremony to the final blessing in Gaelic we can assist you produce the day of your dreams ...


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