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Celebrations recognizing Celtic roots and traditions have actually long been prominent. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the outfit of formal tartan and kilt, wedding celebrations based on elements of Celtic practice can provide long-term memories. Elements of these weddings could include part or every one of the following:

Anam Cara - Essentially, the Hearts Partner, this custom is a special event commemorating the development of a timeless love forever more. This event of the aspects; to the Celts the four components Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which an effective relationship were built.

Anam Cara

This practice was adjusted as Christianity moved right into the Celtic lands and continues to be a terrific way to include family and friends in your ceremony.

Handfasting

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

Oathing Stone -- Exactly what better area to put the pledges of a life time and eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the groom and bride while their pledges are stated, then in some customs is tossed into a deep body of water to hold those promises for evermore. Today that stone might be kept as a remembrance of this special day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Initially crafted from wood the double handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and also drinking vessel rolled into one. King James of Scotland provided 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 been called the "loving cup". This gorgeous ceremony shares the blessings of Kith and Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A new bride is formally accepted right into the groom's family through this ceremony. Generally the oldest woman member of the bridegroom's family gives a piece of the household 's Tartan to the bride-to-be indicating she is now interwoven into all the behaviors of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic individuals focused on the defense of hearth and house. This event is the recognition of the male participants of the bride-to-be's family members that they also currently have a brand-new partnership and a brand-new brother in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Minutes weddings we can give thorough assistance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish ceremonies, from building of the event to the last blessing in Gaelic we can assist you create the day of your dreams ...


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