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Events honoring Celtic origins as well as traditions have long been popular. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the dress of formal tartan and kilt, wedding events based on facets of Celtic practice can provide enduring memories. Facets of these weddings could include part or every one of the following:

Anam Cara - Essentially, the Hearts other Half, this custom is a special event celebrating the creation of a timeless love now and forever more. This event of the aspects; 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 adapted as Christianity relocated into the Celtic lands and also continues to be a terrific means to include loved ones in your event.

Handfasting

Handfasting - A ceremony going back to antiquity, Handfasting is a practice of marriage before the accessibility of rings and rare-earth elements. The couple would take an item of fabric or rope and before their families and friends, proclaim their love and intent by stating a couple of words and also binding themselves with each other symbolically with the rope. It is from this custom we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- What better area to put the pledges of a lifetime 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 customs is thrown 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 - Initially crafted from wood the twin handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and drinking mug rolled right into one. King James of Scotland provided 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 been referred to as the "loving cup". This beautiful ceremony shares the true blessings of Kith and also Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride is formally approved right into the bridegroom's family via this ceremony. Typically the oldest woman participant of the groom's family gives a piece of the household 's Tartan to the bride-to-be signifying she is currently linked right 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 hearth and also house. This ceremony is the recognition of the male members of the bride's household that they as well currently have a brand-new connection and also a brand-new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Minutes weddings we can give comprehensive guidance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, from building and construction of the ceremony to the last blessing in Gaelic we can help you develop the day of your desires ...


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