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Events recognizing Celtic roots and practices have long been popular. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the outfit of formal tartan and kilt, wedding events based upon aspects of Celtic tradition can offer enduring memories. Aspects of these wedding events can consist of part or all of the following:

Anam Cara - Actually, the Hearts other Half, this custom is a distinct ceremony celebrating the development of an ageless love forever more. This event of the elements; to the Celts the four components Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which a successful relationship were developed.

Anam Cara

This practice was adjusted as Christianity relocated into the Celtic lands and remains to be a terrific means to include friends and family in your ceremony.

Handfasting

Handfasting - An event dating back right to antiquity, Handfasting is a tradition of marriage before the availability of rings as well as rare-earth elements. The couple would take an item of fabric or rope and before their families and friends, proclaim their love and intent by stating a few words and binding themselves with each other symbolically with the rope. It is from this custom we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Just what better area to put the assurances of a life time as well as eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the bride and groom while their promises are recited, then in some traditions is thrown right into a deep body of water to hold those promises for evermore. Today that stone might 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 and also drinking mug 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 stunning ceremony shares 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 bridegroom's family with this event. Generally the oldest female member of the groom's family gives a swatch of the household 's Tartan to the new bride signifying she is now interwoven into all the doings of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic peoples focused on the protection of fireplace as well as home. This event is the acknowledgement of the male members of the bride's household that they as well currently have a brand-new connection and also a brand-new brother in arms.

Family Arms

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


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