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Events recognizing Celtic roots as well as customs have long been prominent. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the outfit of official tartan and kilt, weddings based on aspects of Celtic tradition can offer enduring memories. Elements of these wedding celebrations can include part or all of the following:

Anam Cara - Literally, the Hearts Partner, this custom is a distinct event celebrating the development of an ageless love now and forever more. This event of the elements; to the Celts the 4 elements Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which a successful relationship were built.

Anam Cara

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

Handfasting

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

Oathing Stone -- Exactly what better location to place the pledges 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 promises are recited, after that in some traditions is tossed right into a deep body of water to hold those pledges for evermore. Today that stone might be kept as a remembrance of this big day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Initially crafted from timber the double handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and drinking vessel rolled into one. King James of Scotland gave 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 actually been referred to as the "loving cup". This stunning event communicates the blessings of Kith and Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride is officially accepted right into the bridegroom's family with this event. Generally the oldest woman member of the bridegroom's family provides a swatch of the family member 's Tartan to the bride-to-be symbolizing she is currently interwoven into all the doings of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic peoples focused on the defense of fireplace and also residence. This ceremony is the acknowledgement of the male members of the new bride's family members that they as well currently have a new connection and a new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Minutes wedding events we can supply comprehensive guidance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, from construction of the ceremony to the last blessing in Gaelic we can assist you create the day of your desires ...


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