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Celebrations honoring Celtic origins and also customs have long been preferred. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the outfit of official tartan and kilt, weddings based on aspects of Celtic practice can give long-term memories. Aspects of these wedding events can include part or all of the following:

Anam Cara - Essentially, the Hearts Partner, this practice is a unique ceremony commemorating the creation of a classic love now and forever more. This celebration of the elements; to the Celts the four aspects Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which an effective partnership were built.

Anam Cara

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

Handfasting

Handfasting - An event going back to antiquity, Handfasting is a tradition of marriage before the accessibility of rings as well as rare-earth elements. 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 as well as binding themselves with each other symbolically with the cordage. It is from this practice we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- What better place to put the pledges of a lifetime and eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the couple while their pledges are stated, after that in some customs is thrown right into a deep body of water to hold those pledges for evermore. Today that stone might be kept as a remembrance of this wedding.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Originally crafted from wood the double handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and drinking cup 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 marriage. From that point on the Quaich has been called 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 right into the bridegroom's family via this ceremony. Typically the oldest woman member of the groom's family gives a piece of the household 's Tartan to the bride-to-be representing she is currently 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 fireplace and home. This event is the acknowledgement of the male participants of the new bride's family members that they too now have a new relationship as well as a new brother in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Minutes weddings we can supply comprehensive assistance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, from building of the event to the last blessing in Gaelic we can assist you develop the day of your desires ...


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