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Events recognizing Celtic origins as well as traditions have long been preferred. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the dress of formal tartan and kilt, wedding celebrations based on elements of Celtic custom can provide enduring memories. Aspects of these weddings can include part or all the following:

Anam Cara - Actually, the Hearts Partner, this practice is a one-of-a-kind ceremony celebrating the production of a timeless love forever more. This celebration of the elements; to the Celts the 4 elements Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which a successful connection were developed.

Anam Cara

This custom was adapted as Christianity moved right into the Celtic lands and also continues to be a fantastic way to include loved ones in your ceremony.

Handfasting

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

Oathing Stone -- Just what better location to put the guarantees of a life time 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 customs is tossed right into a deep body of water to hold those promises for evermore. Today that stone could be kept as a remembrance of this big day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Originally crafted from timber the double handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit as well as drinking cup rolled right into one. King James of Scotland provided 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 actually been referred to as the "loving cup". This gorgeous event conveys the blessings of Kith and also Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride is officially accepted right into the groom's family via this ceremony. Typically the oldest woman member of the bridegroom's family provides a swatch of the family member 's Tartan to the new bride symbolizing she is currently interwoven into all the doings of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic peoples revolved around the protection of hearth as well as house. This ceremony is the acknowledgement of the male participants of the bride-to-be's household that they also now have a brand-new connection as well as a brand-new brother in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Minutes wedding celebrations we can give thorough assistance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, from construction of the event to the last true blessing in Gaelic we can help you produce the day of your dreams ...


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