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Events honoring Celtic roots and practices have 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 practice can supply enduring memories. Elements of these wedding celebrations could include part or all the following:

Anam Cara - Essentially, the Hearts other Half, this custom is an one-of-a-kind event commemorating the creation of an ageless love now and forever more. This event of the elements; to the Celts the 4 elements Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which an effective relationship were developed.

Anam Cara

This practice was adapted as Christianity moved into the Celtic lands and continues to be a wonderful means to include friends and family in your event.

Handfasting

Handfasting - A ceremony dating back to antiquity, Handfasting is a custom of marriage before the accessibility of rings and rare-earth elements. The couple would take an item of fabric or rope and before their families and friends, state their love and intention by reciting a few words as well as binding themselves with each other symbolically with the rope. It is from this tradition we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Just what better location to put the assurances of a lifetime and also eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the groom and bride while their promises are stated, after that in some customs is thrown 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 - Originally crafted from wood the double handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit as well as drinking cup rolled into one. King James of Scotland gave his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a sign of his love for her during the wedding, From that point on the Quaich has been called the "loving cup". This stunning 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 formally settled for into the bridegroom's family through this ceremony. Generally the oldest female member of the bridegroom's family provides a piece of the family member 's Tartan to the new bride signifying she is currently linked 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 also house. This event is the acknowledgement of the male members of the new bride's family members that they also currently have a new relationship and a brand-new brother in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Minutes wedding celebrations we can supply comprehensive support on Celtic/Scottish/Irish ceremonies, from building and 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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