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Celebrations honoring Celtic roots and also traditions have long been preferred. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the outfit of formal tartan and kilt, weddings based upon elements of Celtic custom can provide long-term memories. Elements of these weddings can consist of part or every one of the following:

Anam Cara - Literally, the Hearts Partner, this practice is a special ceremony commemorating the production of a classic love forever more. This celebration of the aspects; to the Celts the four components Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which an effective connection were built.

Anam Cara

This practice was adjusted as Christianity relocated right into the Celtic lands as well as remains to be a remarkable means to include loved ones in your event.

Handfasting

Handfasting - A ceremony going back right to classical times, Handfasting is a practice of marriage prior to the availability of rings and precious metals. The couple would take an item of cloth or rope and before their families and friends, state their love and intent by reciting a few words and binding themselves together symbolically with the rope. It is from this custom we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Just what better area to place the guarantees of a life time and eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the groom and bride while their vows are stated, then in some customs is thrown into a deep body of water to hold those promises for evermore. Today that stone might be kept as a remembrance of this big day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Initially crafted from timber the double handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit as well as drinking mug rolled right 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 called the "loving cup". This attractive ceremony communicates 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 formally approved right into the bridegroom's family through this ceremony. Typically the oldest woman member of the bridegroom's family provides a swatch of the household 's Tartan to the new bride indicating she is currently linked into all the behaviors of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic peoples revolved around the defense of fireplace and house. This event is the recognition of the male members of the bride's household that they as well now have a new relationship as well as a new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Minutes weddings we can provide extensive assistance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish ceremonies, from building and construction of the ceremony to the final blessing in Gaelic we can assist you produce the day of your dreams ...


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