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Celebrations recognizing Celtic roots and practices have long been popular. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the gown of official tartan and kilt, wedding celebrations based upon elements of Celtic tradition can provide enduring memories. Aspects of these wedding events can consist of part or all of the following:

Anam Cara - Literally, the Hearts Partner, this custom is a unique ceremony commemorating the creation of a classic love forever more. This celebration of the components; to the Celts the 4 components Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which an effective partnership were built.

Anam Cara

This custom was adjusted as Christianity moved right into the Celtic lands as well as remains to be a wonderful way to include loved ones in your ceremony.

Handfasting

Handfasting - An event going back right to antiquity, Handfasting is a tradition of marriage before the availability of rings and precious metals. The couple would take an item of fabric or rope and before their families and friends, state their love and intent by reciting a few words and binding themselves together symbolically with the rope. It is from this practice we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".

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

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Initially crafted from wood the double handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit as well as drinking vessel 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 wedding, from that point on the Quaich has been referred to as the "loving cup". This attractive event shares the blessings of Kith as well as Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride-to-be is formally accepted right into the bridegroom's family with this event. Typically the oldest woman member of the bridegroom's family provides a piece of the household 's Tartan to the bride signifying she is now interwoven right into all the behaviors of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic individuals focused on the protection of hearth and residence. This event is the recognition of the male participants of the bride's family members that they also now have a brand-new relationship as well as a brand-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 last true blessing in Gaelic we can assist you develop the day of your desires ...


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