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Celebrations recognizing Celtic roots and also traditions have long been preferred. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the outfit of official tartan and kilt, wedding celebrations based on elements of Celtic practice can offer enduring memories. Facets of these weddings can consist of part or all of the following:

Anam Cara - Essentially, the Hearts Partner, this custom is a special event commemorating the development 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 structures on which a successful partnership were developed.

Anam Cara

This custom was adjusted as Christianity moved into the Celtic lands as well as continues to be a remarkable means to include family and friends in your ceremony.

Handfasting

Handfasting - A ceremony going back right to antiquity, Handfasting is a practice of marriage before the accessibility of rings as well as precious metals. The couple would take a piece of fabric or rope and before their friends and families, declare their love and intent 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 -- What better area to put the assurances of a life time 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, then in some traditions is thrown right into a deep body of water to hold those pledges for evermore. Today that stone may be kept as a remembrance of this wedding.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Initially crafted from timber the twin handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and also drinking vessel rolled right into one. King James of Scotland offered his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a sign of his love for her during the wedding, From that point on the Quaich has actually been called the "loving cup". This lovely ceremony conveys the blessings of Kith as well as Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride is formally accepted right into the groom's family with this ceremony. Typically the oldest woman member of the groom's family gives a piece of the household 's Tartan to the bride-to-be signifying she is now linked into all the behaviors of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic peoples focused on the defense of hearth and home. This event is the recognition of the male members of the bride-to-be's family that they also now have a new partnership and a new brother in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Minutes weddings we can supply thorough guidance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, from building and construction of the event to the final blessing in Gaelic we can help you develop the day of your dreams ...


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