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Celebrations honoring Celtic origins as well as traditions have actually long been popular. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the gown of official tartan and kilt, weddings based upon facets of Celtic practice can provide long lasting memories. Facets of these wedding events could include part or every one of the following:

Anam Cara - Essentially, the Hearts Partner, this practice is a special event celebrating the creation of a classic love now and forever more. This event of the elements; to the Celts the 4 components Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which an effective partnership were developed.

Anam Cara

This custom was adjusted as Christianity moved into the Celtic lands and also continues to be a wonderful way to include friends and family in your ceremony.

Handfasting

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

Oathing Stone -- What better area to place the guarantees of a lifetime and eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the couple while their vows are recited, after that in some traditions is tossed into a deep body of water to hold those promises for evermore. Today that stone could be kept as a remembrance of this big day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Initially crafted from wood the twin handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit as well as drinking vessel rolled into one. King James of Scotland provided his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a symbol of his love for her throughout the marriage ceremony, from that point on the Quaich has been called the "loving cup". This lovely ceremony communicates 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 accepted right into the bridegroom's family through this ceremony. Generally the oldest woman member of the bridegroom's family offers a piece of the household 's Tartan to the new bride symbolizing she is currently interwoven into all the behaviors of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic individuals focused on the protection of hearth and house. This event is the acknowledgement of the male members of the bride's family members that they too now have a new partnership and also a brand-new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

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


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