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Celebrations recognizing Celtic roots and customs have long been preferred. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the gown of official tartan and kilt, wedding celebrations based upon aspects of Celtic tradition can provide lasting memories. Elements of these wedding celebrations can consist of part or all of the following:

Anam Cara - Actually, the Hearts Partner, this custom is a distinct ceremony commemorating the production of an ageless love forever more. This event of the aspects; to the Celts the 4 components Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which an effective partnership were built.

Anam Cara

This custom was adapted as Christianity moved into the Celtic lands and also continues to be a fantastic way to include family and friends in your event.

Handfasting

Handfasting - An event dating back to classical times, Handfasting is a custom of marriage before the accessibility of rings as well as rare-earth elements. The couple would take a piece of cloth or rope and before their families and friends, state their love and purpose by stating a couple of words and binding themselves together 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 place the pledges of a lifetime and 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 customs is tossed right into a deep body of water to hold those promises for evermore. Today that stone might be maintained as a remembrance of this special day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Initially crafted from timber the double handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and also drinking mug rolled into one. King James of Scotland provided his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a sign of his love for her during the marriage ceremony, from that point on the Quaich has been referred to as the "loving cup". This beautiful ceremony shares the blessings of Kith as well as Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A new bride is officially settled for right into the groom's family through this ceremony. Generally the oldest female member of the groom's family provides a piece of the family member 's Tartan to the bride indicating she is now linked right into all the doings of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial roots of the Celtic individuals focused on the defense of hearth and also house. This ceremony is the acknowledgement of the male members of the bride-to-be's family members that they also now have a new connection and a brand-new brother in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Minutes weddings we can provide detailed support on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, from construction of the event to the last true blessing in Gaelic we can assist you produce the day of your dreams ...


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