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Events honoring Celtic origins and also customs have long been prominent. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the gown of formal tartan and kilt, weddings based on aspects of Celtic tradition can supply lasting memories. Facets of these wedding events can include part or all the following:

Anam Cara - Essentially, the Hearts other Half, this practice is a distinct ceremony commemorating the development of an ageless love forever more. This event of the aspects; to the Celts the 4 elements Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which a successful partnership were built.

Anam Cara

This practice was adapted as Christianity moved into the Celtic lands and continues to be a fantastic means to include loved ones in your event.


Handfasting - An event going back to antiquity, Handfasting is a custom of marriage prior to the availability of rings as well as precious metals. The couple would take an item of fabric or rope and before their families and friends, proclaim their love and purpose by stating a couple of words and binding themselves with each other symbolically with the rope. It is from this tradition we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Just what better area to place the pledges of a lifetime and eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the groom and bride while their pledges are stated, after that in some customs is tossed into a deep body of water to hold those pledges for evermore. Today that stone could be kept as a remembrance of this big day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Initially crafted from timber the double handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and drinking mug 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 called the "loving cup". This lovely event communicates the blessings of Kith as well as Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A new bride is officially settled for into the bridegroom's family via this event. Typically the oldest female member of the groom's family offers a piece of the family member 's Tartan to the bride symbolizing 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 revolved around the defense of fireplace and also house. This ceremony is the acknowledgement of the male participants of the bride's family members that they also now have a new relationship and also a brand-new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Minutes wedding celebrations we can supply comprehensive support on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, from building of the event to the final true blessing in Gaelic we can help you develop the day of your dreams ...

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