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Events honoring Celtic origins as well as traditions have long been preferred. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the gown of official tartan and kilt, weddings based upon elements of Celtic practice can provide enduring memories. Facets of these weddings could consist of part or every one of the following:

Anam Cara - Essentially, the Hearts Partner, this custom is a special event commemorating the creation of a timeless love now and forever more. This event of the aspects; to the Celts the four components Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which a successful relationship were constructed.

Anam Cara

This tradition was adjusted as Christianity relocated right into the Celtic lands as well as continues to be a remarkable way to include family and friends in your event.

Handfasting

Handfasting - An event going back to antiquity, Handfasting is a tradition of marriage prior to the accessibility of rings and precious metals. The couple would take an item of cloth or rope and before their friends and families, state their love and intent by reciting a few words and binding themselves together symbolically with the rope. It is from this practice we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Exactly what better location to put the guarantees of a lifetime 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 traditions is tossed into a deep body of water to hold those promises for evermore. Today that stone might be maintained as a remembrance of this special day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Initially crafted from wood the twin handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and drinking vessel rolled right into one. King James of Scotland gave his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a sign of his love for her during the wedding, from that point on the Quaich has actually been know as the "loving cup". This attractive event shares the true blessings of Kith and Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A new bride is officially approved into the bridegroom's family through this ceremony. Usually the oldest female member of the groom's family provides a swatch of the family member 's Tartan to the bride symbolizing she is currently interwoven right into all the doings of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic individuals revolved around the protection of fireplace as well as home. This ceremony is the recognition of the male members of the bride-to-be's family that they as well currently have a new partnership and a new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Minutes wedding events we can supply thorough guidance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish ceremonies, from building of the ceremony to the final true blessing in Gaelic we can help you create the day of your dreams ...


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