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Celebrations recognizing Celtic origins and practices have actually long been popular. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the outfit of formal tartan and kilt, wedding celebrations based on aspects of Celtic tradition can supply lasting memories. Aspects of these weddings can consist of part or every one of the following:

Anam Cara - Actually, the Hearts Partner, this custom is a special ceremony celebrating the creation of a classic love now and forever more. This celebration of the aspects; to the Celts the 4 components Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which a successful partnership were built.

Anam Cara

This practice was adapted as Christianity moved into the Celtic lands as well as remains to be a fantastic means to include friends and family in your event.

Handfasting

Handfasting - An event going back to antiquity, Handfasting is a tradition of marriage before the accessibility of rings as well as precious metals. The couple would take a piece of fabric or rope and before their friends and families, state their love and intention by stating a few words and 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 area to place the guarantees of a lifetime and eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the bride and groom while their vows are stated, then in some traditions is thrown into a deep body of water to hold those guarantees for evermore. Today that stone might be maintained as a remembrance of this wedding.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Originally crafted from wood the double 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 symbol of his love for her throughout the marriage ceremony, from that point on the Quaich has actually been know as the "loving cup". This beautiful ceremony communicates the blessings of Kith and Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride is formally settled for into the groom's family with this event. Typically the oldest female member of the groom's family offers a piece of the family member 's Tartan to the new bride signifying she is now interwoven right into all the behaviors of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial roots of the Celtic individuals focused on the defense of hearth and also home. This event is the acknowledgement of the male members of the bride-to-be's family that they also now have a new partnership and also a new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Minutes wedding celebrations we can provide comprehensive support on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, from construction of the ceremony to the final blessing in Gaelic we can help you develop the day of your dreams ...


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