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Celebrations recognizing Celtic origins and also practices have actually long been preferred. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the dress of official tartan and kilt, wedding celebrations based upon aspects of Celtic practice can supply enduring memories. Elements of these wedding celebrations can include part or all of the following:

Anam Cara - Essentially, the Hearts Partner, this custom is a distinct ceremony commemorating the development of an ageless love forever more. This celebration of the aspects; to the Celts the four elements Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which a successful relationship were built.

Anam Cara

This custom was adapted as Christianity relocated into the Celtic lands as well as remains to be a wonderful way to include family and friends in your event.

Handfasting

Handfasting - A ceremony dating back right to antiquity, Handfasting is a tradition of marriage before the availability of rings and precious metals. The couple would take a piece of fabric or rope and before their families and friends, proclaim their love and purpose by reciting a few words as well as binding themselves with each other symbolically with the rope. It is from this custom we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Just what better place to place the assurances of a lifetime as well as eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the couple while their vows are recited, then in some traditions is thrown right into a deep body of water to hold those assurances for evermore. Today that stone may be maintained as a remembrance of this wedding.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Initially crafted from timber the double handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and drinking mug rolled into one. King James of Scotland gave his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a sign of his love for her throughout the marriage, from that point on the Quaich has been called the "loving cup". This stunning ceremony conveys 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 right into the groom's family via this ceremony. Normally the oldest female participant of the bridegroom's family offers a piece of the family member 's Tartan to the bride symbolizing she is now interwoven into all the behaviors of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial roots of the Celtic peoples revolved around the protection of fireplace as well as home. This event is the acknowledgement of the male participants of the bride's household that they as well now have a brand-new connection and a new brother in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Minutes weddings we can supply detailed assistance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish ceremonies, from building and construction of the ceremony to the last blessing in Gaelic we can assist you develop the day of your desires ...


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