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Celebrations honoring Celtic origins and traditions have long been popular. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the dress of official tartan and kilt, weddings based upon facets of Celtic tradition can give enduring memories. Facets of these weddings could consist of part or all the following:

Anam Cara - Literally, the Hearts Partner, this tradition is a one-of-a-kind ceremony commemorating the development of a timeless love now and forever more. This celebration of the components; to the Celts the four components Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which an effective partnership were developed.

Anam Cara

This tradition was adjusted as Christianity relocated into the Celtic lands and continues to be a fantastic way to include friends and family in your event.

Handfasting

Handfasting - A ceremony going back to classical times, Handfasting is a custom of marriage before the availability of rings and also rare-earth elements. The couple would take an item of fabric or rope and before their families and friends, declare their love and intention by stating a couple of words as well as binding themselves together symbolically with the cordage. It is from this custom we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Exactly what better place to put the promises of a life time and also eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the couple while their promises are recited, then in some traditions is thrown into a deep body of water to hold those pledges for evermore. Today that stone could be maintained as a remembrance of this special day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Originally crafted from timber the twin handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit as well as drinking vessel rolled into one. King James of Scotland offered 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 know 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 new bride is officially accepted into the bridegroom's family with this ceremony. Normally the oldest woman member of the bridegroom's family provides a swatch of the family member 's Tartan to the bride-to-be representing 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 revolved around the defense of hearth as well as house. This ceremony is the recognition of the male participants of the bride's family that they too now have a new partnership and a brand-new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

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


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