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Events recognizing Celtic roots and also traditions 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 give long lasting memories. Aspects of these wedding celebrations could include part or all of the following:

Anam Cara - Actually, the Hearts Partner, this tradition is an one-of-a-kind event celebrating the creation of a timeless love now and forever more. This event of the elements; to the Celts the four elements Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which an effective connection were constructed.

Anam Cara

This practice was adapted as Christianity moved into the Celtic lands and also remains to be a wonderful way to include friends and family in your ceremony.

Handfasting

Handfasting - An event dating back to antiquity, Handfasting is a tradition of marriage before the availability of rings and precious metals. The couple would take a piece of cloth or rope and before their families and friends, state their love and purpose by stating a few words and binding themselves together symbolically with the cordage. It is from this tradition we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Just what better location to put the assurances of a life time as well as eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the bride and groom while their vows are stated, after that in some customs is thrown right into a deep body of water to hold those assurances for evermore. Today that stone may be kept as a remembrance of this big day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Initially crafted from wood the double handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit as well as drinking cup 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 marriage ceremony, From that point on the Quaich has been referred to as the "loving cup". This gorgeous event communicates the true blessings of Kith and Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride-to-be is formally approved into the bridegroom's family with this ceremony. Usually the oldest female participant of the bridegroom's family provides a piece of the family member 's Tartan to the bride-to-be symbolizing she is currently interwoven into all the behaviors of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial roots of the Celtic individuals revolved around the protection of hearth and also house. This event is the recognition of the male participants of the bride-to-be's household that they too currently have a new partnership as well as a new brother in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Minutes weddings we can provide extensive assistance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, 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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