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Events recognizing Celtic origins and traditions have long been prominent. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the outfit of official tartan and kilt, wedding celebrations based on aspects of Celtic practice can supply lasting memories. Elements of these wedding events could consist of part or all the following:

Anam Cara - Actually, the Hearts Partner, this practice is a unique ceremony celebrating the development of a timeless love forever more. This celebration of the aspects; to the Celts the four components Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which an effective connection were constructed.

Anam Cara

This custom was adjusted as Christianity relocated into the Celtic lands and also remains to be a wonderful way to include family and friends in your event.


Handfasting - A ceremony dating back to classical times, Handfasting is a tradition of marriage prior to the accessibility of rings and precious metals. The couple would take a piece of fabric or rope and before their friends and families, proclaim their love and purpose by stating a couple of words and binding themselves with each other symbolically with the cordage. It is from this custom we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Just what better place to place the pledges 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 pledges are recited, then in some customs is thrown right into a deep body of water to hold those assurances for evermore. Today that stone may be maintained as a remembrance of this wedding.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Originally crafted from timber the double handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit as well as drinking mug rolled into one. King James of Scotland offered his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a sign of his love for her throughout the marriage, from that point on the Quaich has been know as the "loving cup". This stunning ceremony communicates the blessings of Kith as well as Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A new bride is formally settled for right into the bridegroom's family with this event. Normally the oldest female participant of the groom's family offers a piece of the family member 's Tartan to the bride indicating she is currently interwoven right into all the doings of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic peoples focused on the protection of fireplace as well as home. This event is the recognition of the male members of the new bride's family members that they as well now have a new connection as well as a brand-new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Minutes weddings we can offer extensive support on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, from construction of the ceremony to the last blessing in Gaelic we can help you produce the day of your desires ...

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