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Events honoring Celtic roots and customs have long been popular. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the gown of official tartan and kilt, weddings based on facets of Celtic custom can offer lasting memories. Aspects of these weddings could consist of part or every one of the following:

Anam Cara - Literally, the Hearts other Half, this tradition is an one-of-a-kind event celebrating the development of an ageless love forever more. This event of the components; to the Celts the four components Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which an effective partnership were built.

Anam Cara

This tradition was adjusted as Christianity relocated into the Celtic lands and continues to be a fantastic way to include friends and family in your ceremony.

Handfasting

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

Oathing Stone -- Just what better location to place the guarantees of a life time as well as eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the couple while their pledges are recited, then in some customs is thrown into a deep body of water to hold those promises for evermore. Today that stone could be maintained as a remembrance of this special day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Initially crafted from wood the twin handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit as well as 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 during the marriage. From that point on the Quaich has actually been referred to as the "loving cup". This stunning ceremony conveys the 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 groom's family via this ceremony. Generally the oldest female member of the groom's family gives a swatch of the household 's Tartan to the new bride symbolizing she is now interwoven into all the doings of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial roots of the Celtic peoples revolved around the protection of hearth as well as home. This event is the acknowledgement of the male members of the bride-to-be's family that they also now have a brand-new connection as well as a brand-new brother in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Minutes wedding events we can give comprehensive support on Celtic/Scottish/Irish ceremonies, from building and construction of the event to the last true blessing in Gaelic we can assist you develop the day of your dreams ...


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