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Celebrations recognizing Celtic roots and also practices have long been preferred. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the dress of formal tartan and kilt, wedding celebrations based on facets of Celtic tradition can provide lasting memories. Facets of these wedding events could consist of part or all of the following:

Anam Cara - Literally, the Hearts other Half, this custom is a unique event celebrating the creation of a timeless love forever more. This celebration of the components; to the Celts the 4 components Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which a successful connection were built.

Anam Cara

This tradition was adapted as Christianity relocated into the Celtic lands and continues to be a fantastic means to include loved ones in your ceremony.

Handfasting

Handfasting - An event going back to antiquity, Handfasting is a practice of marriage prior to the accessibility of rings and also rare-earth elements. The couple would take an item of fabric or rope and before their families and friends, declare their love and intent by stating a few words as well as binding themselves with each other symbolically with the rope. It is from this practice we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Just what better place to put the assurances 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 promises are stated, then in some practices is tossed into a deep body of water to hold those assurances for evermore. Today that stone might be kept as a remembrance of this wedding.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Initially crafted from timber the twin handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and also drinking vessel rolled right 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 ceremony, from that point on the Quaich has been know 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. Usually the oldest woman member of the groom's family gives a piece of the household '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 revolved around the defense of hearth and house. This event is the recognition of the male participants of the new bride's family that they also now have a new partnership and a new brother in arms.

Family Arms

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


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