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Events honoring Celtic origins and customs have long been prominent. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the outfit of formal tartan and kilt, wedding events based upon aspects of Celtic tradition can provide long lasting memories. Aspects of these wedding events could consist of part or all of the following:

Anam Cara - Literally, the Hearts other Half, this tradition is a distinct ceremony commemorating the production of a timeless love forever more. This event of the aspects; to the Celts the 4 components Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which a successful connection were developed.

Anam Cara

This custom was adapted as Christianity moved into the Celtic lands and remains to be a terrific way to include loved ones in your ceremony.

Handfasting

Handfasting - An event going back right to antiquity, Handfasting is a tradition of marriage before the accessibility of rings as well as precious metals. The couple would take an item of cloth or rope and before their friends and families, state their love and purpose by reciting a couple of words and binding themselves together symbolically with the cordage. It is from this custom we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- What better place to place the pledges of a life time and also eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the groom and bride while their pledges are recited, then in some traditions is tossed into a deep body of water to hold those guarantees for evermore. Today that stone might 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 and drinking mug rolled right into one. King James of Scotland gave his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a symbol of his love for her throughout the marriage ceremony, from that point on the Quaich has been referred to as the "loving cup". This stunning ceremony conveys the true blessings of Kith and also 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 event. Typically the oldest female participant of the groom's family gives a swatch of the household 's Tartan to the new bride indicating 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 house. This ceremony is the recognition of the male participants of the new bride's family that they as well currently have a brand-new partnership and a new brother in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Minutes weddings we can provide thorough support on Celtic/Scottish/Irish ceremonies, from construction of the ceremony to the last blessing in Gaelic we can help you produce the day of your desires ...


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