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Events honoring Celtic roots and traditions have actually long been prominent. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the dress of official tartan and kilt, wedding events based upon facets of Celtic tradition can provide long lasting memories. Elements of these weddings could consist of part or all the following:

Anam Cara - Essentially, the Hearts other Half, this practice is a unique ceremony commemorating the development of a classic love now and forever more. This celebration of the aspects; to the Celts the four components Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which an effective connection were developed.

Anam Cara

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

Handfasting

Handfasting - An event dating back right to antiquity, Handfasting is a tradition of marriage prior to the availability of rings and precious metals. The couple would take an item of cloth or rope and before their families and friends, declare their love and intention by reciting a couple of words and binding themselves together symbolically with the rope. It is from this practice we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Just what better area to put the guarantees of a life time as well as eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the bride and groom while their promises are stated, then in some practices is tossed into a deep body of water to hold those pledges for evermore. Today that stone could be kept as a remembrance of this big day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Originally crafted from wood the double handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit as well as drinking cup rolled right into one. King James of Scotland provided 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 been know as the "loving cup". This lovely ceremony conveys the 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 settled for right into the groom's family with this ceremony. Usually the oldest woman member of the bridegroom's family gives a swatch of the family member 's Tartan to the bride indicating she is currently interwoven 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 fireplace as well as residence. This ceremony is the recognition of the male members of the new bride's family members that they also currently have a new partnership as well as a brand-new brother in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Minutes wedding events we can offer extensive guidance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish ceremonies, from construction of the ceremony to the last true blessing in Gaelic we can assist you create the day of your dreams ...


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