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Events honoring Celtic origins as well as customs have long been prominent. 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 celebrations can include part or all of the following:

Anam Cara - Essentially, the Hearts Partner, this custom is a unique event celebrating the development of a classic love now and forever more. This event of the aspects; to the Celts the four aspects Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which a successful connection were built.

Anam Cara

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

Handfasting

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

Oathing Stone -- Just what better place to put the promises of a life time as well as eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the bride and groom while their promises are stated, then in some practices is thrown 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 wood the twin handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and drinking vessel rolled right into one. King James of Scotland provided 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 referred to as the "loving cup". This attractive 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. Generally the oldest female member of the bridegroom's family gives a piece of the household 's Tartan to the new bride signifying she is currently interwoven into all the behaviors of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial roots of the Celtic peoples revolved around the protection of hearth as well as residence. This ceremony is the acknowledgement of the male participants of the new bride's household that they as well now have a brand-new connection and also a new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

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


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