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Celebrations recognizing Celtic roots and practices have long been popular. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the dress of official tartan and kilt, wedding events based upon aspects of Celtic custom can provide long lasting memories. Aspects of these wedding events could include part or all of the following:

Anam Cara - Essentially, the Hearts other Half, this tradition is a distinct event celebrating the production of a classic love forever more. This celebration of the elements; to the Celts the 4 aspects Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which an effective connection were constructed.

Anam Cara

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

Handfasting

Handfasting - An event dating back to classical times, Handfasting is a practice of marriage prior to the accessibility of rings and also rare-earth elements. The couple would take a piece of cloth or rope and before their friends and families, state their love and intent by reciting a couple of words and also binding themselves together symbolically with the cordage. It is from this custom we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Just what better area 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 recited, after that in some customs is thrown into a deep body of water to hold those promises for evermore. Today that stone might be kept as a remembrance of this big day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Originally crafted from wood 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 wedding, from that point on the Quaich has actually been referred to as the "loving cup". This gorgeous event communicates the true 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 officially accepted into the groom's family with this ceremony. Generally the oldest female member of the bridegroom's family offers a swatch of the family member 's Tartan to the new bride indicating she is currently interwoven into all the behaviors of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial roots of the Celtic individuals revolved around the defense of hearth and house. This event is the acknowledgement of the male members of the new bride's household that they too currently have a new relationship and also a brand-new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Minutes weddings we can provide detailed guidance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish ceremonies, from building of the ceremony to the last blessing in Gaelic we can help you produce the day of your desires ...


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