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Celebrations honoring Celtic roots and traditions have long been popular. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the dress of official tartan and kilt, weddings based upon aspects of Celtic tradition can provide lasting memories. Facets of these wedding events can consist of part or every one of the following:

Anam Cara - Essentially, the Hearts other Half, this tradition is a special event celebrating the creation of a timeless love now and forever more. This event of the aspects; to the Celts the 4 aspects Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which a successful relationship were constructed.

Anam Cara

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

Handfasting

Handfasting - An event dating back to classical times, Handfasting is a practice of marriage before the accessibility of rings as well as rare-earth elements. The couple would take an item of cloth or rope and before their friends and families, declare their love and intention 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 area to put the pledges of a lifetime as well as eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the bride and groom while their vows are recited, then in some practices is tossed into a deep body of water to hold those guarantees for evermore. Today that stone could be kept as a remembrance of this big day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Originally crafted from timber 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 throughout the marriage ceremony, from that point on the Quaich has actually been called the "loving cup". This lovely ceremony shares the 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 into the groom's family via this event. Usually the oldest woman member of the groom's family provides a piece of the family member 's Tartan to the bride indicating she is currently linked into all the behaviors of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial roots of the Celtic individuals focused on the defense of fireplace as well as house. This ceremony is the recognition of the male members of the bride-to-be's family that they as well now have a new relationship and a new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Minutes weddings we can offer detailed guidance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, from building of the event to the final blessing in Gaelic we can help you produce the day of your dreams ...


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