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Celebrations honoring Celtic roots and also customs have long been prominent. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the dress of formal tartan and kilt, wedding celebrations based on elements of Celtic tradition can provide enduring memories. Elements of these wedding celebrations could include part or every one of the following:

Anam Cara - Essentially, the Hearts other Half, this practice is a distinct ceremony commemorating the creation of a classic love forever more. This event of the elements; to the Celts the four aspects Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which a successful partnership were built.

Anam Cara

This practice was adapted as Christianity moved right into the Celtic lands and remains to be a remarkable way to include loved ones in your event.

Handfasting

Handfasting - A ceremony going back to antiquity, Handfasting is a custom of marriage before the availability of rings and also rare-earth elements. 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 with each other symbolically with the cordage. It is from this tradition we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Just what better location to put the pledges of a life time and also 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 promises for evermore. Today that stone might be kept 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 as well as drinking mug rolled right into one. King James of Scotland gave his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a sign of his love for her throughout the wedding, from that point on the Quaich has been referred to as the "loving cup". This gorgeous 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 settled for right into the bridegroom's family with this ceremony. Generally the oldest female member of the bridegroom's family offers a piece of the family member 's Tartan to the bride indicating she is now interwoven right into all the doings of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic individuals focused on the protection of hearth and residence. This ceremony is the acknowledgement of the male members of the bride-to-be's household that they too now have a brand-new relationship as well as a new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

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


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