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Events honoring Celtic roots as well as customs have long been preferred. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the gown of formal tartan and kilt, wedding events based upon elements of Celtic custom can provide long lasting memories. Facets of these wedding events can consist of part or all of the following:

Anam Cara - Literally, the Hearts other Half, this custom is a one-of-a-kind event commemorating the development of a classic love forever more. This event of the components; to the Celts the four components Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which an effective relationship were constructed.

Anam Cara

This custom was adjusted as Christianity moved into the Celtic lands and also continues to be a terrific means to include loved ones in your ceremony.

Handfasting

Handfasting - A ceremony dating back right to antiquity, Handfasting is a practice of marriage prior to the accessibility of rings as well as rare-earth elements. The couple would take a piece of cloth or rope and before their friends and families, declare their love and intention by stating a couple of words and also binding themselves with each other symbolically with the cordage. It is from this tradition we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Exactly what better place to place the pledges of a lifetime and eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the bride and groom while their promises are stated, after that in some traditions is thrown into a deep body of water to hold those pledges for evermore. Today that stone might be maintained 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 and also drinking mug 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 wedding, from that point on the Quaich has been called the "loving cup". This stunning ceremony 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 via this ceremony. Generally the oldest female participant of the groom's family gives a piece of the household 's Tartan to the 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 house. This ceremony is the recognition of the male members of the bride's family that they as well currently have a new connection and a new brother in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Minutes wedding celebrations we can offer comprehensive assistance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish ceremonies, from construction of the event to the last true blessing in Gaelic we can assist you produce the day of your desires ...


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