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Events honoring Celtic roots as well as practices have long been popular. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the outfit of official tartan and kilt, wedding celebrations based on aspects of Celtic practice can supply lasting memories. Elements of these wedding events can consist of part or all of the following:

Anam Cara - Essentially, the Hearts Partner, this practice is a distinct event celebrating the development of a timeless love forever more. This event of the elements; to the Celts the 4 aspects Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which an effective partnership were built.

Anam Cara

This tradition was adapted as Christianity moved into the Celtic lands as well as continues to be a remarkable means to include family and friends in your ceremony.

Handfasting

Handfasting - An event going back right to classical times, Handfasting is a tradition of marriage prior to the accessibility of rings as well as rare-earth elements. The couple would take an item of fabric or rope and before their families and friends, state their love and purpose by reciting a couple of words as well as 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 guarantees 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 promises are recited, then in some traditions is thrown 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 and drinking cup rolled into one. King James of Scotland offered his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a symbol of his love for her during the marriage ceremony, from that point on the Quaich has actually been called the "loving cup". This stunning event shares the true blessings of Kith as well as Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride is officially settled for into the bridegroom's family through this ceremony. Generally the oldest female participant of the bridegroom's family provides a piece of the household 's Tartan to the new bride signifying she is currently interwoven right into all the doings of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic peoples focused on the defense of hearth and also home. This event is the recognition of the male participants of the new bride's family members that they as well currently have a new partnership and a new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

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


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