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Celebrations recognizing Celtic roots and customs have long been prominent. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the dress of official tartan and kilt, wedding celebrations based upon aspects of Celtic custom can give lasting memories. Facets of these weddings could include part or all the following:

Anam Cara - Essentially, the Hearts other Half, this custom is a distinct ceremony celebrating the development of an ageless love forever more. This celebration of the aspects; to the Celts the four aspects Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which a successful partnership were developed.

Anam Cara

This tradition was adapted as Christianity moved right into the Celtic lands and also continues to be a fantastic means to include family and friends in your event.

Handfasting

Handfasting - An event going back to classical times, Handfasting is a practice of marriage prior to the availability of rings and rare-earth elements. The couple would take an item of fabric or rope and before their families and friends, proclaim their love and intent by reciting a couple of words and also binding themselves with each other symbolically with the cordage. It is from this custom we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Exactly what better location to place the pledges of a life time as well as eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the couple while their promises are recited, then in some traditions is tossed into a deep body of water to hold those guarantees for evermore. Today that stone could be kept as a remembrance of this big day.

Oathing Stone

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

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A new bride is formally approved into the groom's family via this ceremony. Generally the oldest woman participant of the bridegroom's family gives a swatch of the family member 's Tartan to the bride-to-be signifying she is currently linked right 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 and house. This ceremony is the recognition of the male participants of the bride-to-be's family that they also now have a brand-new connection and a new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Minutes wedding events we can offer thorough assistance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish ceremonies, from construction of the ceremony to the last true blessing in Gaelic we can help you develop the day of your dreams ...


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