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Celebrations recognizing Celtic roots as well as traditions have long been prominent. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the dress of official tartan and kilt, weddings based upon aspects of Celtic custom can provide long-term memories. Aspects of these wedding events could consist of part or all the following:

Anam Cara - Essentially, the Hearts other Half, this tradition is a special event commemorating the development of an ageless love now and forever more. This celebration of the elements; to the Celts the four components Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which an effective partnership were constructed.

Anam Cara

This custom was adjusted as Christianity moved into the Celtic lands and remains to be a terrific way to include family and friends in your event.

Handfasting

Handfasting - An event going back to antiquity, Handfasting is a practice of marriage before the accessibility of rings and also rare-earth elements. The couple would take a piece of cloth or rope and before their families and friends, state their love and intention by reciting a couple of words as well as binding themselves together symbolically with the rope. It is from this practice we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Just what better location to put the assurances of a lifetime and eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the couple while their pledges are recited, then in some traditions is tossed right into a deep body of water to hold those promises for evermore. Today that stone may be maintained as a remembrance of this wedding.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Initially crafted from wood the double handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and drinking vessel rolled into one. King James of Scotland gave his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a symbol of his love for her throughout the wedding, from that point on the Quaich has actually been know as the "loving cup". This lovely ceremony communicates the blessings of Kith as well as Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride-to-be is formally approved right into the groom's family with this ceremony. Generally the oldest woman member of the bridegroom's family provides a swatch of the family member 's Tartan to the bride-to-be indicating she is currently interwoven 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 fireplace and home. This ceremony is the acknowledgement of the male members of the bride-to-be's family that they also now have a brand-new connection and a new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

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


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