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Events recognizing Celtic origins and practices have long been preferred. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the outfit of official tartan and kilt, wedding events based on facets of Celtic tradition can offer lasting memories. Elements of these wedding events could include part or every one of the following:

Anam Cara - Literally, the Hearts other Half, this practice is an one-of-a-kind event celebrating the development of a classic love now and forever more. This event of the elements; to the Celts the four aspects Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which a successful partnership were constructed.

Anam Cara

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

Handfasting

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

Oathing Stone -- Exactly what better location to put the pledges of a life time and eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the couple while their pledges are stated, after that in some practices is tossed 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 - Originally crafted from wood the twin 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 symbol of his love for her throughout the wedding, From that point on the Quaich has actually been know as the "loving cup". This attractive event shares the blessings of Kith and Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A new bride is formally approved into the bridegroom's family with this event. Normally the oldest female participant of the groom's family provides a piece of the household 's Tartan to the new bride symbolizing she is currently linked 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 and residence. This ceremony is the recognition of the male participants of the new bride's household that they too now have a brand-new relationship as well as a new brother in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Minutes wedding celebrations we can supply detailed support on Celtic/Scottish/Irish ceremonies, from building of the event to the final blessing in Gaelic we can help you produce the day of your desires ...


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