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Events honoring Celtic origins and customs have long been preferred. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the gown of formal tartan and kilt, wedding celebrations based upon facets of Celtic tradition can supply enduring memories. Facets of these weddings can include part or every one of the following:

Anam Cara - Essentially, the Hearts Partner, this tradition is a one-of-a-kind ceremony celebrating the development of a timeless love now and forever more. This celebration of the elements; to the Celts the four elements Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which an effective connection were built.

Anam Cara

This practice was adjusted as Christianity relocated into the Celtic lands and also remains to be a fantastic means to include family and friends in your event.

Handfasting

Handfasting - An event going back to classical times, Handfasting is a custom of marriage before the availability of rings and precious metals. The couple would take an item of cloth or rope and before their friends and families, proclaim their love and intent by stating a few words and also binding themselves together symbolically with the rope. It is from this practice we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Exactly what better area to place the promises of a life time and also 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 customs is tossed right into a deep body of water to hold those pledges for evermore. Today that stone might be maintained as a remembrance of this big day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Originally crafted from wood the double handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and drinking mug rolled right into one. King James of Scotland provided his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a symbol of his love for her during the marriage ceremony, from that point on the Quaich has actually been referred to as the "loving cup". This beautiful event communicates the true blessings of Kith as well as 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 woman member of the groom's family provides a swatch of the family member 's Tartan to the new bride signifying she is now interwoven into all the behaviors of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic peoples revolved around the defense of fireplace and also home. This event is the acknowledgement of the male participants of the new bride's family members that they as well currently have a brand-new partnership and also a new brother in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Minutes wedding celebrations we can give comprehensive support on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, from construction of the ceremony to the final true blessing in Gaelic we can help you develop the day of your dreams ...


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