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Events honoring Celtic roots and practices have long been prominent. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the dress of formal tartan and kilt, wedding events based on facets of Celtic practice can provide lasting memories. Facets of these wedding celebrations can include part or all of the following:

Anam Cara - Actually, the Hearts other Half, this practice is a distinct ceremony celebrating the creation of an ageless 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 connection were developed.

Anam Cara

This tradition was adapted as Christianity moved right into the Celtic lands and remains to be a wonderful means to include friends and family in your ceremony.

Handfasting

Handfasting - A ceremony dating back right to antiquity, Handfasting is a custom of marriage before the accessibility of rings and also precious metals. The couple would take an item of cloth or rope and before their families and friends, declare their love and intent by stating a few words as well as binding themselves with each other symbolically with the cordage. It is from this custom we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Just what better area to put the pledges of a lifetime as well as eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the groom and bride while their promises are recited, after that in some customs is tossed right into a deep body of water to hold those pledges for evermore. Today that stone might be maintained as a remembrance of this wedding.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Initially crafted from wood the double handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit as well as drinking mug 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 marriage ceremony. From that point on the Quaich has been called the "loving cup". This attractive ceremony communicates the true blessings of Kith and also Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride-to-be is officially accepted right into the bridegroom's family through this event. Typically the oldest female participant of the groom's family gives a piece of the household 's Tartan to the bride indicating she is currently linked right into all the doings of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial roots of the Celtic individuals focused on the defense of hearth and also home. This event is the acknowledgement of the male participants of the bride's family members that they as well now have a brand-new partnership and also a brand-new brother in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Minutes weddings we can provide comprehensive guidance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish ceremonies, from construction of the ceremony to the last blessing in Gaelic we can assist you create the day of your desires ...


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