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Events recognizing Celtic origins and practices have actually long been popular. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the dress of official tartan and kilt, wedding events based upon elements of Celtic custom can offer enduring memories. Facets of these weddings could consist of part or all the following:

Anam Cara - Actually, the Hearts Partner, this tradition is a special ceremony commemorating the development of a classic love now and forever more. This event of the components; to the Celts the 4 elements Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which a successful relationship were constructed.

Anam Cara

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

Handfasting

Handfasting - An event going back to classical times, Handfasting is a tradition of marriage before the availability of rings and precious metals. The couple would take a piece of fabric or rope and before their families and friends, declare their love and purpose by stating a few words and binding themselves with each other symbolically with the cordage. It is from this custom we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Exactly what better place to put the promises of a lifetime and eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the bride and groom while their promises are stated, then in some practices 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 special day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Originally crafted from timber the twin handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and drinking mug 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 gorgeous ceremony communicates the true blessings of Kith as well as Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A new bride is officially accepted right into the bridegroom's family via this ceremony. Usually the oldest woman participant of the bridegroom's family offers a piece of the family member 's Tartan to the bride-to-be indicating she is now interwoven into all the doings of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial roots of the Celtic peoples revolved around the defense of hearth and also residence. This ceremony is the recognition of the male members of the new bride's family that they too currently have a new connection and also a new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

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


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