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Celebrations recognizing Celtic roots as well as practices have long been popular. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the outfit of formal tartan and kilt, wedding celebrations based on elements of Celtic custom can provide long-term memories. Facets of these wedding events can include part or all the following:

Anam Cara - Literally, the Hearts other Half, this custom is a one-of-a-kind ceremony commemorating the production of an ageless love forever more. This event of the components; to the Celts the 4 components Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which a successful partnership were constructed.

Anam Cara

This custom was adapted as Christianity moved right into the Celtic lands as well as remains to be a fantastic way to include friends and family in your event.

Handfasting

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

Oathing Stone -- What better location to put the promises of a life time and eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the bride and groom while their pledges are stated, then in some traditions is thrown into a deep body of water to hold those promises for evermore. Today that stone might be kept as a remembrance of this wedding.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Initially crafted from timber the twin handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and also drinking mug rolled right into one. King James of Scotland offered his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a symbol of his love for her throughout the wedding, from that point on the Quaich has actually been referred to as the "loving cup". This stunning ceremony conveys the true blessings of Kith as well as Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride is formally accepted into the bridegroom's family with this event. Generally the oldest woman participant of the groom's family offers a swatch of the family member 's Tartan to the new bride representing she is now linked into all the doings of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic individuals focused on the protection of hearth and also home. This ceremony is the recognition of the male participants of the new bride's family members that they too now have a new partnership as well as a new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

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


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