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Celebrations recognizing Celtic origins and customs have long been popular. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the gown of official tartan and kilt, wedding events based upon elements of Celtic tradition can provide long-term memories. Facets of these wedding events could include part or all of the following:

Anam Cara - Literally, the Hearts Partner, this practice is a one-of-a-kind ceremony celebrating the development of a timeless love forever more. This event of the components; to the Celts the 4 components Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which an effective partnership were built.

Anam Cara

This practice was adjusted as Christianity relocated into the Celtic lands and also remains to be a wonderful means to include family and friends in your event.

Handfasting

Handfasting - A ceremony going back right to classical times, Handfasting is a tradition of marriage before the availability of rings as well as precious metals. The couple would take a piece of cloth or rope and before their families and friends, state their love and intention by reciting a few words and also binding themselves with each other symbolically with the rope. It is from this practice we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- What better location to place the guarantees of a lifetime and eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the couple while their vows are stated, then in some practices is tossed right into a deep body of water to hold those pledges for evermore. Today that stone could be maintained as a remembrance of this wedding.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Originally crafted from timber the double handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and drinking mug rolled right into one. King James of Scotland offered his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a sign of his love for her throughout 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-to-be is officially approved right into the groom's family with this event. Generally the oldest female member of the groom's family provides a piece of the household 's Tartan to the new bride signifying 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 house. This event is the recognition of the male participants of the bride's household that they as well now have a new partnership as well as a new brother in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Minutes wedding events we can offer comprehensive support on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, from construction of the ceremony to the final true blessing in Gaelic we can assist you produce the day of your desires ...


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