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Events honoring Celtic origins as well as traditions have long been popular. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the outfit of formal tartan and kilt, wedding events based upon aspects of Celtic tradition can supply long-term memories. Facets of these wedding events can include part or all of the following:

Anam Cara - Literally, the Hearts Partner, this custom is a distinct ceremony commemorating the production of an ageless love forever more. This event of the aspects; to the Celts the four elements Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which an effective partnership were built.

Anam Cara

This practice was adjusted as Christianity relocated right into the Celtic lands as well as remains to be a fantastic way to include family and friends in your ceremony.

Handfasting

Handfasting - An event dating back to antiquity, Handfasting is a tradition of marriage before the availability of rings as well as precious metals. The couple would take an item of cloth or rope and before their families and friends, declare their love and purpose by reciting a couple of words and also 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 put the promises of a life time and eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the groom and bride while their promises are recited, then in some customs is tossed into a deep body of water to hold those pledges for evermore. Today that stone could be maintained as a remembrance of this special day.

Oathing Stone

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

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride-to-be is officially accepted into the bridegroom's family with this ceremony. Usually the oldest female member of the groom's family provides a piece of the household 's Tartan to the bride representing she is now linked into all the doings of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial roots of the Celtic individuals revolved around the protection of hearth as well as residence. This ceremony is the recognition of the male participants of the bride's family members that they too currently have a new partnership and also a brand-new brother in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Minutes wedding events we can offer comprehensive assistance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, from construction of the ceremony to the final blessing in Gaelic we can help you produce the day of your desires ...


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