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Events honoring Celtic roots and practices have long been preferred. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the outfit of official tartan and kilt, wedding events based on aspects of Celtic practice can provide long-term memories. Elements of these weddings could include part or every one of the following:

Anam Cara - Literally, the Hearts other Half, this tradition is a distinct ceremony commemorating the development of an ageless love forever more. This event of the aspects; to the Celts the 4 aspects Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which a successful connection were built.

Anam Cara

This tradition was adapted as Christianity relocated right into the Celtic lands and continues to be a terrific means to include family and friends in your event.

Handfasting

Handfasting - A ceremony dating back right to antiquity, Handfasting is a tradition of marriage before the availability of rings and also precious metals. The couple would take a piece of fabric or rope and before their friends and families, proclaim their love and intention by stating a few words as well as binding themselves together symbolically with the rope. It is from this tradition we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- What better area to place the guarantees 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, after that in some traditions is tossed right into a deep body of water to hold those promises for evermore. Today that stone may be maintained as a remembrance of this big day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Originally crafted from timber the double handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and also drinking vessel rolled right into one. King James of Scotland gave his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a symbol of his love for her during the marriage, from that point on the Quaich has been know as the "loving cup". This stunning ceremony conveys the true 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 into the groom's family through this event. Generally the oldest female member of the bridegroom's family provides a piece of the household 's Tartan to the bride representing she is currently interwoven into all the doings of the clan.

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

Family Arms

At Life's Minutes weddings we can supply detailed guidance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, from building and construction of the event to the last blessing in Gaelic we can assist you produce the day of your dreams ...


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