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Events recognizing Celtic origins and customs have long been preferred. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the dress of official tartan and kilt, weddings based on elements of Celtic custom can give enduring memories. Aspects of these wedding events could include part or every one of the following:

Anam Cara - Actually, the Hearts Partner, this practice is a special ceremony celebrating the creation of an ageless love forever more. This celebration of the aspects; to the Celts the four components Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which a successful relationship were built.

Anam Cara

This tradition was adapted as Christianity moved into the Celtic lands and remains to be a remarkable way to include loved ones in your event.

Handfasting

Handfasting - An event going back right to classical times, Handfasting is a tradition of marriage before the availability of rings and precious metals. The couple would take a piece of fabric or rope and before their friends and families, proclaim their love and intent by stating a few words and binding themselves together symbolically with the rope. It is from this tradition we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Just what better place to place the assurances of a life time and eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the couple while their vows are stated, then in some practices is tossed right into a deep body of water to hold those guarantees for evermore. Today that stone could be kept 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 as well as drinking vessel rolled right into one. King James of Scotland gave his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a sign of his love for her throughout the wedding, from that point on the Quaich has actually been referred to as the "loving cup". This attractive event shares the blessings of Kith and also Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride is officially approved right into the bridegroom's family with this ceremony. Normally the oldest female participant of the groom's family offers a swatch of the household 's Tartan to the new bride representing she is now 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 home. This ceremony is the acknowledgement of the male participants of the new bride's family members that they too currently have a brand-new partnership and a brand-new brother in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Minutes wedding celebrations we can supply comprehensive support on Celtic/Scottish/Irish ceremonies, from building and construction of the ceremony to the last true blessing in Gaelic we can help you create the day of your dreams ...


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