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Celebrations honoring Celtic origins and customs have long been popular. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the gown of official tartan and kilt, wedding celebrations based on aspects of Celtic practice can give long-term memories. Elements of these wedding celebrations could include part or all of the following:

Anam Cara - Literally, the Hearts Partner, this practice is a special event commemorating the production of a classic love now and forever more. This celebration of the elements; to the Celts the 4 elements Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which an effective relationship were constructed.

Anam Cara

This tradition was adapted as Christianity relocated right into the Celtic lands as well as remains to be a wonderful way to include loved ones in your ceremony.

Handfasting

Handfasting - A ceremony going back right to classical times, Handfasting is a practice of marriage prior to the availability of rings and precious metals. The couple would take an item of fabric or rope and before their families and friends, declare their love and intent by reciting a couple of words and also binding themselves with each other symbolically with the rope. It is from this tradition we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- What better place to place the promises of a life time and also eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the groom and bride while their vows are stated, after that in some customs is thrown right into a deep body of water to hold those pledges for evermore. Today that stone could be kept as a remembrance of this wedding.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Originally crafted from wood the twin handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit as well as drinking vessel rolled right into one. King James of Scotland gave his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a symbol of his love for her during the wedding, From that point on the Quaich has actually been know as the "loving cup". This gorgeous 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 approved right into the bridegroom's family with this ceremony. Typically the oldest female member of the bridegroom's family provides a swatch of the household 's Tartan to the bride-to-be signifying she is currently linked right into all the doings of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial roots of the Celtic peoples revolved around the defense of fireplace and also residence. This event is the acknowledgement of the male members of the new bride's family that they too now have a new connection as well as a new brother in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Minutes wedding events we can provide detailed guidance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, from building of the ceremony to the last blessing in Gaelic we can help you produce the day of your desires ...


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