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Celebrations honoring Celtic roots and traditions have long been popular. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the dress of official tartan and kilt, weddings based on aspects of Celtic tradition can supply long-term memories. Facets of these wedding events could include part or all the following:

Anam Cara - Essentially, the Hearts other Half, this custom is a special ceremony celebrating the development of a classic love forever more. This celebration of the aspects; to the Celts the four components Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which an effective partnership were constructed.

Anam Cara

This custom was adjusted as Christianity moved into the Celtic lands and also continues to be a wonderful means to include loved ones in your ceremony.

Handfasting

Handfasting - A ceremony going back right to classical times, Handfasting is a tradition of marriage before the availability of rings as well as precious metals. The couple would take an item of cloth or rope and before their friends and families, proclaim their love and intention by reciting a couple of words and also binding themselves together symbolically with the cordage. It is from this custom we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Exactly what better area to place the pledges of a lifetime and also eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the bride and groom while their pledges are stated, after that in some traditions is tossed into a deep body of water to hold those promises for evermore. Today that stone may be kept as a remembrance of this wedding.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Originally crafted from wood the double handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and drinking mug 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 marriage, From that point on the Quaich has been referred to as the "loving cup". This stunning event 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-to-be is formally accepted right into the bridegroom's family via this ceremony. Typically the oldest woman participant of the groom's family gives a swatch of the family member 's Tartan to the bride indicating she is now interwoven into all the doings of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial roots of the Celtic peoples focused on the protection of fireplace and house. This event is the acknowledgement of the male members of the new bride's household that they also currently have a new connection and also a brand-new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Minutes wedding celebrations we can give comprehensive guidance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish ceremonies, from building and construction of the ceremony to the final blessing in Gaelic we can help you produce the day of your dreams ...


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