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Events honoring Celtic roots as well as practices have long been preferred. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the outfit of formal tartan and kilt, wedding events based on aspects of Celtic practice can offer long lasting memories. Elements of these weddings could include part or all of the following:

Anam Cara - Literally, the Hearts Partner, this tradition is a special event commemorating the development of a classic love forever more. This celebration of the components; to the Celts the 4 aspects Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which a successful relationship were developed.

Anam Cara

This custom was adapted as Christianity moved right into the Celtic lands as well as remains to be a remarkable way to include loved ones in your ceremony.

Handfasting

Handfasting - A ceremony going back right to antiquity, Handfasting is a tradition of marriage before the availability of rings as well as precious metals. The couple would take a piece of fabric or rope and before their friends and families, state their love and intent by reciting a couple of 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 place to put the assurances of a lifetime as well as eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the groom and bride while their vows are stated, after that in some traditions is thrown right into a deep body of water to hold those guarantees for evermore. Today that stone may be kept as a remembrance of this wedding.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Originally crafted from timber the double handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and drinking vessel 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 marriage, from that point on the Quaich has actually been referred to as the "loving cup". This attractive event conveys the true blessings of Kith and also Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride is officially accepted right into the groom's family through this ceremony. Usually the oldest woman participant of the groom's family gives a swatch of the household 's Tartan to the bride-to-be representing she is currently interwoven into all the doings of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic individuals focused on the defense of fireplace and also house. This ceremony is the acknowledgement of the male members of the bride-to-be's family that they as well currently have a brand-new relationship and a new brother in arms.

Family Arms

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


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