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Events honoring Celtic origins and traditions have long been popular. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the gown of formal tartan and kilt, weddings based upon elements of Celtic tradition can supply long-term memories. Elements of these wedding events can consist of part or all the following:

Anam Cara - Actually, the Hearts other Half, this practice is a distinct ceremony commemorating the development of an ageless love forever more. This event of the components; to the Celts the four components Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which a successful partnership were constructed.

Anam Cara

This custom was adapted as Christianity relocated into the Celtic lands and remains to be a fantastic means to include family and friends in your event.

Handfasting

Handfasting - An event dating back right to classical times, Handfasting is a practice of marriage before the availability of rings as well as precious metals. The couple would take an item of fabric or rope and before their friends and families, declare their love and intention by reciting a couple of words and also binding themselves with each other symbolically with the cordage. It is from this custom we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- What better area to place the pledges of a lifetime as well as eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the bride and groom while their vows are stated, then in some customs is tossed into a deep body of water to hold those assurances for evermore. Today that stone could 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 cup rolled right 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, from that point on the Quaich has been referred to as the "loving cup". This attractive event conveys the true blessings of Kith and also Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride-to-be is officially accepted into the bridegroom's family via this event. Normally the oldest female participant of the bridegroom's family offers a swatch of the family member 's Tartan to the bride-to-be symbolizing she is currently linked right into all the doings of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial roots of the Celtic individuals focused on the defense of hearth as well as home. This event is the acknowledgement of the male participants of the new bride's family members that they also now have a new relationship and also a new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Minutes weddings we can give thorough assistance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish ceremonies, from building of the ceremony to the final blessing in Gaelic we can assist you produce the day of your desires ...


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