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Events recognizing Celtic origins and practices have long been popular. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the dress of official tartan and kilt, wedding celebrations based upon elements of Celtic custom can offer enduring memories. Elements of these weddings can consist of part or all the following:

Anam Cara - Actually, the Hearts other Half, this custom is a special event celebrating the development of a classic love now and forever more. This celebration of the aspects; to the Celts the four aspects Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which a successful partnership were developed.

Anam Cara

This tradition was adjusted as Christianity moved right into the Celtic lands and also remains to be a remarkable means to include loved ones in your event.

Handfasting

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

Oathing Stone -- Exactly what better area to place the guarantees of a life time as well as eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the couple while their vows are stated, then in some customs is tossed right into a deep body of water to hold those assurances for evermore. Today that stone may be maintained as a remembrance of this wedding.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Originally crafted from wood the double handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and also drinking mug rolled right into one. King James of Scotland offered his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a sign of his love for her during the marriage, from that point on the Quaich has been know as the "loving cup". This lovely event conveys the true blessings of Kith and also Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride is officially accepted into the groom's family via this event. Typically the oldest female participant of the bridegroom's family gives a piece of the household 's Tartan to the new bride 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 focused on the protection of hearth and home. This ceremony is the recognition of the male participants of the bride's household that they also now have a new partnership as well as a new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Minutes weddings we can supply detailed assistance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish ceremonies, from building of the ceremony to the final true blessing in Gaelic we can help you develop the day of your dreams ...


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