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Celebrations recognizing Celtic origins and also practices have long been popular. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the dress of formal tartan and kilt, weddings based on aspects of Celtic tradition can give long lasting memories. Elements of these weddings can include part or all the following:

Anam Cara - Literally, the Hearts other Half, this tradition is a special ceremony commemorating the production of a timeless love now and forever more. This event of the components; to the Celts the 4 components Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which an effective connection were built.

Anam Cara

This tradition was adapted as Christianity relocated into the Celtic lands and also remains to be a remarkable means to include loved ones in your ceremony.

Handfasting

Handfasting - An event going back to classical times, Handfasting is a practice of marriage prior to the availability of rings as well as precious metals. The couple would take a piece of fabric or rope and before their families and friends, state their love and purpose 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 location to put the pledges of a life time and eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the groom and bride while their promises are stated, then in some practices is thrown right into a deep body of water to hold those pledges for evermore. Today that stone could 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 as well as drinking cup rolled 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 been called the "loving cup". This gorgeous event shares 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 groom's family via this event. Typically the oldest female member of the groom's family provides a piece of the household 's Tartan to the new bride representing she is currently linked right into all the behaviors of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic peoples revolved around the protection of fireplace and residence. This event is the recognition of the male members of the bride's family members that they too now have a brand-new relationship and also a brand-new brother in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Minutes wedding events we can offer comprehensive guidance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish ceremonies, from building and construction of the event to the final blessing in Gaelic we can assist you create the day of your desires ...


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