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Events recognizing Celtic roots as well as traditions have actually 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 offer long lasting memories. Elements of these wedding events can consist of part or every one of the following:

Anam Cara - Literally, the Hearts other Half, this tradition is a unique event celebrating the creation of a classic love now and forever more. This celebration of the aspects; to the Celts the four components Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which an effective connection were constructed.

Anam Cara

This practice was adapted as Christianity moved into the Celtic lands as well as remains to be a wonderful way to include loved ones in your event.

Handfasting

Handfasting - A ceremony going back right to classical times, Handfasting is a custom of marriage before the accessibility of rings as well as precious metals. The couple would take a piece of cloth or rope and before their friends and families, proclaim their love and intention by reciting a few words and also binding themselves together symbolically with the cordage. It is from this tradition we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Exactly what better area to put the pledges of a life time and also 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 tossed into a deep body of water to hold those assurances for evermore. Today that stone could be kept as a remembrance of this special day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Originally crafted from timber the double handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit as well as drinking cup rolled into one. King James of Scotland provided 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 attractive ceremony shares the blessings of Kith and Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride-to-be is officially settled for into the groom's family with this ceremony. Generally the oldest female member of the groom's family gives a piece of the family member 's Tartan to the bride signifying she is currently interwoven into all the doings of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic individuals revolved around the defense of hearth and also home. This event is the acknowledgement of the male members of the bride's family members that they as well now have a brand-new connection as well as a new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

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


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