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Events honoring Celtic roots as well as practices have long been preferred. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the gown of official tartan and kilt, wedding celebrations based on aspects of Celtic custom can offer long-term memories. Aspects of these weddings can include part or all of the following:

Anam Cara - Actually, the Hearts other Half, this custom is a distinct ceremony celebrating the creation of an ageless love forever more. This celebration of the aspects; to the Celts the 4 elements Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which an effective relationship were constructed.

Anam Cara

This tradition was adapted as Christianity relocated into the Celtic lands and continues to be a remarkable way to include loved ones in your event.

Handfasting

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

Oathing Stone -- Just what better place to put the assurances 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, then in some traditions is thrown right into a deep body of water to hold those promises for evermore. Today that stone could be maintained as a remembrance of this big day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Originally crafted from wood the twin handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and drinking cup rolled right into one. King James of Scotland offered 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 actually been called the "loving cup". This attractive event 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 formally accepted into the bridegroom's family with this event. Typically the oldest woman participant of the groom's family gives a swatch of the household 's Tartan to the new bride symbolizing she is now interwoven right into all the behaviors of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic peoples focused on the defense of fireplace and also home. This event is the recognition of the male members of the bride-to-be's household that they too currently have a new connection as well as a brand-new brother in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Minutes wedding celebrations we can supply extensive support on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, from building of the event to the final true blessing in Gaelic we can help you create the day of your desires ...


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