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Celebrations recognizing Celtic roots and practices have long been preferred. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the outfit of official tartan and kilt, weddings based upon elements of Celtic practice can supply enduring memories. Elements of these wedding events can include part or all the following:

Anam Cara - Essentially, the Hearts other Half, this custom is a one-of-a-kind ceremony celebrating the production of a classic love forever more. This event of the elements; to the Celts the 4 aspects Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which a successful partnership were developed.

Anam Cara

This practice was adapted as Christianity moved into the Celtic lands and continues to be a remarkable way to include family and friends in your ceremony.

Handfasting

Handfasting - A ceremony going back to antiquity, Handfasting is a custom of marriage before the availability 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 intent by reciting a couple of words and binding themselves with each other symbolically with the rope. It is from this custom we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Exactly what better area to put the promises of a lifetime and also 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 practices is thrown into a deep body of water to hold those pledges for evermore. Today that stone may be maintained as a remembrance of this big day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Initially crafted from wood the twin handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and drinking mug rolled into one. King James of Scotland provided 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 gorgeous event shares the true blessings of Kith and also Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A new bride is officially approved into the bridegroom's family through this ceremony. Usually the oldest female member of the groom's family gives a piece of the household 's Tartan to the new bride representing she is now interwoven into all the doings of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic individuals revolved around the protection of hearth and also house. This ceremony is the recognition of the male participants of the bride-to-be's family that they also now have a new partnership and a brand-new brother in arms.

Family Arms

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


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