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Events recognizing Celtic roots and traditions have long been popular. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the outfit of official tartan and kilt, weddings based upon aspects of Celtic practice can give lasting memories. Facets of these wedding events can include part or all of the following:

Anam Cara - Essentially, the Hearts Partner, this tradition is a special event commemorating the production of a timeless love forever more. This celebration of the elements; to the Celts the four components Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which an effective partnership were constructed.

Anam Cara

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

Handfasting

Handfasting - A ceremony dating back right to classical times, Handfasting is a custom of marriage prior to the accessibility of rings as well as rare-earth elements. The couple would take a piece of fabric or rope and before their families and friends, state their love and intent 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 put the assurances of a lifetime as well as eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the couple while their vows are recited, then in some traditions is thrown right into a deep body of water to hold those promises for evermore. Today that stone could be kept as a remembrance of this big day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Originally crafted from wood the twin handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and also 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 ceremony, From that point on the Quaich has actually been referred to as the "loving cup". This stunning ceremony shares 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 settled for right into the bridegroom's family through this ceremony. Normally the oldest woman member of the bridegroom's family offers a piece of the household 's Tartan to the new bride representing she is currently interwoven into all the doings of the clan.

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

Family Arms

At Life's Minutes weddings we can provide comprehensive assistance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, from building of the event to the final true blessing in Gaelic we can help you produce the day of your dreams ...


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