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Events honoring Celtic origins as well as practices have long been prominent. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the outfit of formal tartan and kilt, weddings based on facets of Celtic practice can offer lasting memories. Facets of these wedding events can include part or all the following:

Anam Cara - Essentially, the Hearts Partner, this tradition is a distinct event commemorating the creation of a timeless love now and forever more. This celebration of the elements; to the Celts the four elements Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which an effective partnership were constructed.

Anam Cara

This tradition was adapted as Christianity relocated into the Celtic lands and continues to be a fantastic way to include loved ones in your event.

Handfasting

Handfasting - A ceremony dating back to classical times, Handfasting is a tradition of marriage before the accessibility of rings and rare-earth elements. The couple would take an item of cloth or rope and before their friends and families, declare their love and purpose by reciting a few words as well as binding themselves with each other symbolically with the cordage. It is from this practice we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Exactly what better place to place the assurances of a life time and eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the couple while their promises are recited, after that in some traditions is tossed into a deep body of water to hold those pledges for evermore. Today that stone might be maintained as a remembrance of this special day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Initially crafted from timber the twin handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit as well as drinking cup rolled into one. King James of Scotland provided his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a sign of his love for her during the marriage ceremony, from that point on the Quaich has been know as the "loving cup". This beautiful event shares 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 via this ceremony. Generally the oldest woman participant of the groom's family provides a piece of the household 's Tartan to the bride signifying she is currently interwoven into all the doings of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic individuals revolved around the defense of hearth as well as residence. This ceremony is the recognition of the male members of the bride's family that they too now have a new partnership as well as a new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Minutes wedding celebrations we can offer detailed support on Celtic/Scottish/Irish ceremonies, from building and construction of the event to the final true blessing in Gaelic we can assist you develop the day of your desires ...


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