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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 dress of formal tartan and kilt, wedding events based on elements of Celtic custom can give long-term memories. Aspects of these wedding events can consist of part or every one of the following:

Anam Cara - Actually, the Hearts Partner, this tradition is a unique event commemorating the development of a classic love now and forever more. This celebration of the components; to the Celts the four components Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which a successful relationship were built.

Anam Cara

This tradition was adjusted as Christianity relocated right 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 right to antiquity, Handfasting is a practice of marriage prior to the availability of rings and precious metals. The couple would take a piece of cloth or rope and before their friends and families, declare their love and purpose by stating a few words as well as binding themselves together symbolically with the rope. It is from this practice we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Exactly what better place 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 bride and groom while their pledges are stated, 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 big day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Initially crafted from wood the double 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 sign of his love for her throughout the marriage ceremony, from that point on the Quaich has been called the "loving cup". This stunning event communicates the 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 formally accepted right into the bridegroom's family with this ceremony. Generally the oldest female participant of the bridegroom's family provides a swatch of the household 's Tartan to the bride representing she is now linked into all the doings of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial roots of the Celtic peoples focused on the protection of hearth as well as home. This ceremony is the recognition of the male participants of the bride's family members that they also currently have a new connection and a brand-new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Minutes wedding celebrations we can give detailed guidance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, from building and construction of the ceremony to the last blessing in Gaelic we can assist you produce the day of your desires ...


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