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Celebrations 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 upon aspects of Celtic custom can provide enduring memories. Elements of these wedding events could include part or every one of the following:

Anam Cara - Essentially, the Hearts other Half, this tradition is a one-of-a-kind ceremony celebrating the creation of a classic love now and forever more. This celebration of the elements; to the Celts the 4 elements Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which an effective relationship were developed.

Anam Cara

This practice was adapted as Christianity relocated right into the Celtic lands as well as remains to be a terrific way to include family and friends in your event.

Handfasting

Handfasting - A ceremony dating back to antiquity, Handfasting is a practice of marriage before the accessibility of rings as well as precious metals. The couple would take an item of cloth or rope and before their friends and families, proclaim their love and intent by stating a couple of words as well as binding themselves together symbolically with the rope. It is from this tradition we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Exactly what better place to place the promises of a lifetime and eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the bride and groom while their pledges are recited, then in some traditions is tossed into a deep body of water to hold those promises for evermore. Today that stone may be maintained as a remembrance of this big day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Initially crafted from wood the double handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit as well as drinking vessel rolled right into one. King James of Scotland provided his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a sign of his love for her during the marriage, from that point on the Quaich has been referred to as the "loving cup". This stunning ceremony communicates the blessings of Kith and Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride is officially settled for into the groom's family via this ceremony. Typically the oldest woman member of the bridegroom's family provides a swatch of the household 's Tartan to the bride signifying she is now interwoven into all the behaviors of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial roots of the Celtic peoples focused on the protection of hearth as well as home. This ceremony is the acknowledgement of the male participants of the bride-to-be's family members that they too currently have a brand-new connection as well as a brand-new brother in arms.

Family Arms

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


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