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Celebrations honoring Celtic origins as well as practices have long been preferred. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the gown of official tartan and kilt, weddings based on aspects of Celtic tradition can offer long lasting memories. Elements of these wedding celebrations can consist of part or all the following:

Anam Cara - Literally, the Hearts Partner, this custom is a special event celebrating the creation of an ageless love forever more. This celebration of the aspects; to the Celts the 4 elements Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which an effective relationship were built.

Anam Cara

This custom was adapted as Christianity relocated into the Celtic lands and also continues to be a wonderful way to include family and friends in your ceremony.

Handfasting

Handfasting - A ceremony dating back to classical times, Handfasting is a practice of marriage before the availability of rings and rare-earth elements. The couple would take an item of cloth or rope and before their friends and families, proclaim their love and intention by reciting a couple of words and also binding themselves together symbolically with the rope. It is from this custom we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- What better location to place the pledges 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 pledges are recited, then in some traditions is tossed into a deep body of water to hold those promises for evermore. Today that stone might be maintained as a remembrance of this wedding.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Initially crafted from timber the twin 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 symbol of his love for her throughout the marriage, from that point on the Quaich has been referred to as the "loving cup". This gorgeous ceremony communicates the true blessings of Kith and Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride is formally settled for right into the groom's family through this ceremony. Usually the oldest woman member of the bridegroom's family gives a piece of the household 's Tartan to the bride-to-be signifying she is currently interwoven right into all the behaviors of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic individuals revolved around the protection of fireplace as well as home. This ceremony is the acknowledgement of the male participants of the new bride's family members that they too now have a new connection and also a new brother in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Minutes wedding celebrations we can provide thorough assistance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, from construction of the ceremony to the last blessing in Gaelic we can assist you create the day of your dreams ...


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