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Celebrations recognizing Celtic origins and also traditions have long been prominent. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the outfit of official tartan and kilt, wedding celebrations based upon elements of Celtic tradition can provide long-term memories. Facets of these weddings could include part or all of the following:

Anam Cara - Literally, the Hearts other Half, this custom is a special ceremony commemorating the creation of a classic love now and forever more. This celebration of the elements; to the Celts the four aspects Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which a successful partnership were built.

Anam Cara

This custom was adapted as Christianity moved right into the Celtic lands and also continues to be a wonderful way to include friends and family in your event.

Handfasting

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

Oathing Stone -- What better place to put the pledges of a lifetime and eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the couple while their vows are recited, then in some traditions is tossed right into a deep body of water to hold those pledges for evermore. Today that stone could be kept as a remembrance of this special day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Initially crafted from wood the double handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and also drinking vessel rolled right into one. King James of Scotland offered his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a symbol of his love for her throughout the wedding, From that point on the Quaich has been know as the "loving cup". This beautiful event shares the true blessings of Kith as well as Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride-to-be is officially approved into the groom's family through this event. Generally the oldest female member of the bridegroom's family gives a swatch of the family member 's Tartan to the bride representing she is now linked right into all the behaviors of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial roots of the Celtic individuals focused on the protection of hearth and home. This event is the recognition of the male participants of the bride's family members that they also now have a brand-new connection and a brand-new brother in arms.

Family Arms

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


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