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Celebrations recognizing Celtic roots and practices have long been popular. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the dress of formal tartan and kilt, wedding celebrations based upon elements of Celtic tradition can offer lasting memories. Aspects of these weddings can consist of part or all of the following:

Anam Cara - Essentially, the Hearts Partner, this practice is a unique event celebrating the production of an ageless love now and forever more. This celebration of the aspects; to the Celts the four aspects Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which an effective connection were built.

Anam Cara

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

Handfasting

Handfasting - An event dating back right to antiquity, Handfasting is a custom of marriage before the accessibility of rings as well as rare-earth elements. The couple would take a piece of fabric or rope and before their families and friends, state their love and intent by reciting a couple of words and binding themselves together symbolically with the cordage. It is from this practice we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Exactly what better area to place the pledges of a life time and eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the groom and bride while their vows are recited, after that 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 - Initially crafted from timber the double handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and drinking vessel rolled right into one. King James of Scotland provided 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 know as the "loving cup". This lovely ceremony shares the 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 groom's family through this event. Usually the oldest female participant of the bridegroom's family provides a piece of the household 's Tartan to the bride symbolizing she is currently linked right into all the doings of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial roots of the Celtic peoples focused on the protection of fireplace as well as residence. This event is the recognition of the male members of the bride-to-be's family members that they also now have a new partnership and a brand-new brother in arms.

Family Arms

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


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