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Events honoring Celtic roots and customs have long been preferred. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the dress of official tartan and kilt, wedding celebrations based on elements of Celtic custom can give enduring memories. Elements of these wedding celebrations can include part or all the following:

Anam Cara - Literally, the Hearts Partner, this practice is a one-of-a-kind event celebrating the production of a timeless love now and forever more. This event of the elements; to the Celts the 4 components Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which an effective relationship were built.

Anam Cara

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

Handfasting

Handfasting - A ceremony going back right to classical times, Handfasting is a practice of marriage prior to the accessibility of rings and rare-earth elements. The couple would take an item of cloth or rope and before their families and friends, proclaim their love and intent by reciting a few words and binding themselves with each other symbolically with the rope. It is from this practice we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Just what better location to place the guarantees of a life time as well as eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the groom and bride while their pledges are recited, then in some traditions is thrown into a deep body of water to hold those promises for evermore. Today that stone may be kept 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 offered his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a sign of his love for her during the marriage ceremony, from that point on the Quaich has been called the "loving cup". This gorgeous 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 settled for right into the bridegroom's family via this event. Normally the oldest woman member of the bridegroom's family gives a piece of the household 's Tartan to the new bride indicating she is now interwoven into all the behaviors of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic peoples revolved around the protection of fireplace as well as residence. This event is the acknowledgement of the male participants of the bride's family that they as well now have a new partnership as well as a new brother in arms.

Family Arms

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


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