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Events recognizing Celtic roots and also customs have actually long been popular. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the gown of official tartan and kilt, wedding celebrations based upon elements of Celtic tradition can supply lasting memories. Elements of these weddings could consist of part or all of the following:

Anam Cara - Literally, the Hearts other Half, this practice is a unique event celebrating the production of a classic love forever more. This event of the aspects; to the Celts the 4 aspects Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which an effective partnership were developed.

Anam Cara

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

Handfasting

Handfasting - A ceremony going back to classical times, Handfasting is a custom of marriage prior to the availability of rings as well as precious metals. The couple would take a piece of fabric 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 practice we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Exactly what better location to put the pledges of a lifetime and eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the groom and bride while their promises are stated, then in some practices is tossed right into a deep body of water to hold those pledges for evermore. Today that stone could 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 as well as drinking mug rolled into one. King James of Scotland gave 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 actually been called the "loving cup". This lovely event conveys the blessings of Kith and Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride-to-be is officially settled for right into the bridegroom's family through this event. Generally the oldest woman participant of the groom's family gives a swatch of the household 's Tartan to the bride representing 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 and house. This event is the acknowledgement of the male members of the new bride's family members that they as well now have a new relationship as well as a new brother in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Minutes weddings we can supply comprehensive guidance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish ceremonies, from construction of the ceremony to the final blessing in Gaelic we can help you create the day of your dreams ...


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