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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 elements of Celtic tradition can supply long-term memories. Elements of these wedding celebrations can include part or all the following:

Anam Cara - Actually, the Hearts Partner, this tradition is a distinct ceremony celebrating the development of an ageless love forever more. This event of the elements; to the Celts the four elements Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which a successful connection were built.

Anam Cara

This practice was adapted as Christianity moved into the Celtic lands and also remains to be a remarkable way to include family and friends in your event.

Handfasting

Handfasting - An event dating back right to classical times, Handfasting is a practice of marriage prior to the availability of rings and precious metals. The couple would take a piece of cloth or rope and before their friends and families, state their love and purpose by reciting a couple of words as well as binding themselves together symbolically with the cordage. It is from this practice we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Exactly what better place to place the promises of a life time and eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the couple while their pledges are recited, after that in some customs is tossed right 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 double handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and drinking vessel rolled right into one. King James of Scotland offered his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a sign of his love for her throughout the marriage, From that point on the Quaich has been called the "loving cup". This gorgeous event communicates the true blessings of Kith and Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride is formally accepted into the bridegroom's family through this event. Usually the oldest female member of the bridegroom's family provides a swatch of the family member 's Tartan to the bride-to-be indicating she is now linked into all the doings of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial roots of the Celtic individuals revolved around the protection of hearth and also home. This ceremony is the acknowledgement of the male members of the bride-to-be's family members that they as well now have a new relationship as well as a new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Minutes wedding events we can offer thorough assistance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, from building of the ceremony to the last blessing in Gaelic we can help you produce the day of your desires ...


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