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Celebrations honoring Celtic roots and customs have long been preferred. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the gown of formal tartan and kilt, wedding celebrations based upon aspects of Celtic practice can give long-term memories. Facets of these wedding events could consist of part or every one of the following:

Anam Cara - Essentially, the Hearts Partner, this practice is a unique event celebrating the development of a timeless love forever more. This event of the elements; to the Celts the 4 aspects Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which a successful connection were constructed.

Anam Cara

This practice was adapted as Christianity moved into the Celtic lands as well as continues to be a remarkable means to include friends and family in your ceremony.

Handfasting

Handfasting - A ceremony dating back to antiquity, Handfasting is a custom of marriage prior to the accessibility of rings and also precious metals. The couple would take an item of fabric or rope and before their friends and families, state their love and purpose by reciting a couple of words as well as binding themselves with each other symbolically with the rope. It is from this practice we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Exactly what better area to place the promises of a life time and also eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the groom and bride while their vows are stated, after that in some practices is tossed into a deep body of water to hold those pledges for evermore. Today that stone may be kept as a remembrance of this special day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Originally crafted from wood the double handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and also drinking mug rolled right into one. King James of Scotland provided his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a symbol of his love for her during the wedding, from that point on the Quaich has actually been referred to as the "loving cup". This stunning ceremony conveys the blessings of Kith and Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A new bride is officially accepted into the groom's family with this event. Typically the oldest female member of the groom's family offers a swatch of the household 's Tartan to the bride indicating she is now interwoven into all the doings of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic individuals focused on the protection of fireplace as well as home. This event is the recognition of the male participants of the bride's household that they too now have a new partnership and also a brand-new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Minutes weddings we can provide comprehensive support on Celtic/Scottish/Irish ceremonies, from construction of the event to the final blessing in Gaelic we can help you create the day of your dreams ...


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