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Celebrations recognizing Celtic origins and traditions have long been popular. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the outfit of formal tartan and kilt, weddings based on aspects of Celtic practice can supply long lasting memories. Aspects of these wedding events can include part or every one of the following:

Anam Cara - Literally, the Hearts other Half, this tradition is a distinct ceremony celebrating the production of an ageless love now and forever more. This celebration of the components; to the Celts the four aspects Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which a successful partnership were constructed.

Anam Cara

This tradition was adjusted as Christianity moved into the Celtic lands and also continues to be a remarkable means to include loved ones in your event.

Handfasting

Handfasting - An event dating back right to antiquity, Handfasting is a tradition of marriage before the availability of rings and also precious metals. The couple would take an item of cloth or rope and before their friends and families, proclaim their love and purpose by reciting a couple of words and also binding themselves with each other symbolically with the rope. It is from this practice we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Just what better place to put the pledges of a life time and eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the couple while their promises are stated, after that in some customs is tossed into a deep body of water to hold those pledges for evermore. Today that stone may be kept as a remembrance of this big day.

Oathing Stone

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

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride-to-be is formally approved into the bridegroom's family with this ceremony. Normally the oldest woman participant of the bridegroom's family offers a piece of the household 's Tartan to the bride-to-be indicating she is now interwoven into all the behaviors of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic individuals revolved around the defense of fireplace as well as home. This ceremony is the recognition of the male participants of the bride's household that they also now have a new connection as well as a new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Minutes wedding events we can supply comprehensive assistance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish ceremonies, from building and 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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