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Events honoring Celtic roots and also practices 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 custom can offer lasting memories. Elements of these wedding celebrations can consist of part or all of the following:

Anam Cara - Literally, the Hearts Partner, this practice is a unique ceremony celebrating the development of a classic love now and forever more. This celebration of the components; to the Celts the four elements Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which an effective relationship were constructed.

Anam Cara

This practice was adapted as Christianity relocated into the Celtic lands and also continues to be a wonderful means to include family and friends in your ceremony.

Handfasting

Handfasting - An event dating back right to antiquity, Handfasting is a tradition of marriage prior to the accessibility of rings as well as precious metals. The couple would take a piece of cloth or rope and before their families and friends, state their love and intention by stating a couple of words and binding themselves together symbolically with the cordage. It is from this custom we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".

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

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Originally crafted from wood the double handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit as well as drinking cup rolled into one. King James of Scotland provided his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a symbol of his love for her throughout the marriage, from that point on the Quaich has actually been referred to as the "loving cup". This gorgeous event shares the true 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 ceremony. Generally the oldest woman member of the groom's family gives a piece of the household 's Tartan to the bride signifying she is now linked into all the doings of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial roots of the Celtic peoples focused on the protection of hearth and also home. This event is the recognition of the male participants of the new bride's family that they too now have a new partnership and also 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 ceremony to the last true blessing in Gaelic we can assist you produce the day of your desires ...


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