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Celebrations honoring Celtic origins as well as practices have long been preferred. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the outfit of official tartan and kilt, wedding events based upon aspects of Celtic practice can give long lasting memories. Aspects of these wedding celebrations could include part or all of the following:

Anam Cara - Literally, the Hearts other Half, this tradition is a one-of-a-kind ceremony celebrating the creation of an ageless love now and forever more. This celebration of the aspects; to the Celts the four aspects Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which a successful partnership were built.

Anam Cara

This practice was adjusted as Christianity relocated right into the Celtic lands and remains to be a terrific means to include friends and family in your ceremony.

Handfasting

Handfasting - A ceremony dating back to antiquity, Handfasting is a tradition of marriage prior to the availability of rings and rare-earth elements. The couple would take an item of cloth or rope and before their friends and families, proclaim their love and intent by stating a few words and also binding themselves together symbolically with the cordage. It is from this tradition we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Exactly what better location to place the pledges 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 pledges are recited, after that in some customs is thrown into a deep body of water to hold those pledges for evermore. Today that stone might be kept as a remembrance of this special day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Originally crafted from wood the double handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and drinking vessel rolled right into one. King James of Scotland offered 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 been referred to as the "loving cup". This beautiful event shares the blessings of Kith as well as Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride-to-be is formally settled for into the bridegroom's family via this event. Usually the oldest woman participant of the bridegroom's family provides a swatch of the family member 's Tartan to the new bride signifying she is currently linked right into all the doings of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic individuals revolved around the defense of hearth as well as house. This event is the recognition of the male members of the new bride's household that they too currently have a new relationship and also a new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Minutes wedding celebrations we can offer detailed support on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, from building and construction of the event to the last blessing in Gaelic we can help you develop the day of your dreams ...


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