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Events honoring Celtic origins and 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 custom can offer long lasting memories. Facets of these wedding celebrations could consist of part or all of the following:

Anam Cara - Actually, the Hearts Partner, this tradition is a unique event celebrating the development of a timeless love now and forever more. This celebration of the elements; to the Celts the 4 elements Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which a successful partnership were built.

Anam Cara

This custom was adapted as Christianity moved right into the Celtic lands as well as continues to be a remarkable way to include friends and family in your ceremony.

Handfasting

Handfasting - An event dating back to classical times, Handfasting is a custom of marriage before the availability of rings as well as precious metals. The couple would take an item of cloth or rope and before their families and friends, proclaim their love and intention by reciting a couple of words and also binding themselves with each other symbolically with the cordage. It is from this tradition we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Exactly what better place to place the promises of a lifetime and also eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the couple while their pledges are recited, then in some customs is tossed into a deep body of water to hold those pledges for evermore. Today that stone could be maintained as a remembrance of this wedding.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Initially crafted from wood the twin handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit as well as drinking cup rolled right 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 know as the "loving cup". This attractive event conveys the blessings of Kith and also Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride is formally accepted into the bridegroom's family through this ceremony. Generally the oldest woman member of the groom's family gives a swatch of the family member 's Tartan to the new bride indicating 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 hearth and also house. This ceremony is the recognition of the male participants of the new bride's family members that they as well currently have a brand-new partnership and also a brand-new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Minutes weddings we can offer comprehensive support on Celtic/Scottish/Irish ceremonies, from building and construction of the ceremony to the final true blessing in Gaelic we can help you create the day of your dreams ...


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