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Events honoring Celtic roots and also traditions have long been popular. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the outfit of formal tartan and kilt, weddings based upon facets of Celtic tradition can supply lasting memories. Elements of these wedding celebrations could include part or all of the following:

Anam Cara - Actually, the Hearts other Half, this tradition is a distinct ceremony celebrating the development of an ageless love now and forever more. This celebration of the aspects; to the Celts the four components Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which a successful relationship were developed.

Anam Cara

This practice was adjusted as Christianity moved into the Celtic lands and also remains to be a remarkable means to include family and friends in your ceremony.


Handfasting - A ceremony dating back right to antiquity, Handfasting is a practice of marriage prior to the accessibility of rings and precious metals. The couple would take an item of fabric or rope and before their friends and families, proclaim their love and intention by reciting a couple of words and binding themselves with each other symbolically with the rope. It is from this practice we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- What better place to put the pledges of a lifetime and also eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the couple while their promises are recited, after that in some practices is thrown right into a deep body of water to hold those pledges 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 as well as drinking vessel rolled into one. King James of Scotland gave his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a sign of his love for her during the wedding, from that point on the Quaich has actually been know as the "loving cup". This lovely ceremony communicates the true blessings of Kith and also Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride is officially approved into the groom's family through this event. Usually the oldest female participant of the groom's family gives a swatch of the family member 's Tartan to the bride-to-be symbolizing she is now interwoven right into all the behaviors of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial roots of the Celtic peoples focused on the protection of fireplace and also house. This ceremony is the acknowledgement of the male participants of the new bride's household that they too currently have a new partnership as well as a brand-new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Minutes weddings we can supply comprehensive support on Celtic/Scottish/Irish ceremonies, from building of the event to the final blessing in Gaelic we can assist you produce the day of your dreams ...

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