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Celebrations honoring Celtic origins and customs have long been prominent. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the gown of formal tartan and kilt, wedding celebrations based upon facets of Celtic custom can provide lasting memories. Facets of these weddings can consist of part or all the following:

Anam Cara - Literally, the Hearts Partner, this custom is a unique event celebrating the development of an ageless love forever more. This celebration of the aspects; to the Celts the 4 aspects Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which an effective connection were built.

Anam Cara

This practice was adapted as Christianity relocated right into the Celtic lands and also continues to be a terrific means to include friends and family in your ceremony.

Handfasting

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

Oathing Stone -- Exactly what better area to put the promises of a lifetime and eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the couple while their promises are stated, after that in some practices is tossed right into a deep body of water to hold those guarantees for evermore. Today that stone might be kept as a remembrance of this wedding.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Originally crafted from wood the double handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and also drinking cup rolled into one. King James of Scotland offered his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a sign of his love for her during the wedding, From that point on the Quaich has been called the "loving cup". This gorgeous ceremony communicates the blessings of Kith and also Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride is officially settled for right into the groom's family via this event. Normally the oldest female participant of the groom's family provides a piece of the family member 's Tartan to the new bride indicating she is now interwoven right into all the behaviors of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial roots of the Celtic individuals focused on the protection of hearth and house. This ceremony is the acknowledgement of the male members of the bride's family members that they as well now have a brand-new connection and a brand-new brother in arms.

Family Arms

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


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