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Celebrations honoring Celtic origins and customs have long been popular. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the outfit of official tartan and kilt, weddings based on elements of Celtic tradition can provide 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 distinct event commemorating the production of a timeless love now and forever more. This event of the elements; to the Celts the 4 components Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which a successful connection were constructed.

Anam Cara

This tradition was adapted as Christianity moved into the Celtic lands and also remains to be a remarkable means to include family and friends in your ceremony.

Handfasting

Handfasting - A ceremony going back right to classical times, Handfasting is a practice of marriage before the accessibility of rings and precious metals. The couple would take a piece of cloth or rope and before their friends and families, state their love and intention by reciting a few words and also binding themselves together symbolically with the cordage. It is from this practice we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- What better location to place the pledges 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 recited, after that in some practices is thrown into a deep body of water to hold those promises for evermore. Today that stone could be kept as a remembrance of this wedding.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Initially crafted from timber the double handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit as well as drinking mug rolled into one. King James of Scotland offered 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 know as the "loving cup". This stunning event shares the blessings of Kith and also Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A new bride is formally approved right into the groom's family via this event. Typically the oldest woman member of the groom's family provides a piece of the household 's Tartan to the new bride representing she is currently interwoven right into all the doings of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic peoples focused on the protection of hearth and home. This event is the acknowledgement of the male members of the bride-to-be's family members that they also now have a new connection and a brand-new brother in arms.

Family Arms

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


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