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Celebrations recognizing Celtic roots and customs have long been preferred. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the gown of official tartan and kilt, wedding celebrations based on facets of Celtic practice can offer long lasting memories. Aspects of these weddings can consist of part or all of the following:

Anam Cara - Literally, the Hearts other Half, this practice is a unique ceremony celebrating the creation of a timeless love now and forever more. This celebration of the components; to the Celts the 4 components Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which a successful connection were built.

Anam Cara

This practice was adapted as Christianity relocated into the Celtic lands as well as continues to be a wonderful means to include family and friends in your event.

Handfasting

Handfasting - An event dating back right to antiquity, Handfasting is a tradition of marriage prior to the availability of rings and precious metals. The couple would take an item of fabric or rope and before their friends and families, proclaim their love and purpose by stating a few words and binding themselves together symbolically with the rope. It is from this custom we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".

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

Oathing Stone

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

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride is officially approved right into the bridegroom's family via this event. Normally the oldest female member of the bridegroom's family offers a piece of the family member 's Tartan to the new bride indicating she is now linked into all the behaviors of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic individuals focused on the protection of fireplace and also house. This event is the recognition of the male members of the bride-to-be's family that they as well currently have a new relationship 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 ceremonies, from building and construction of the event to the last blessing in Gaelic we can help you develop the day of your desires ...


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