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Celebrations honoring Celtic roots and traditions have actually long been prominent. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the dress of official tartan and kilt, weddings based on aspects of Celtic custom can provide enduring memories. Elements of these wedding celebrations can consist of part or all of the following:

Anam Cara - Essentially, the Hearts Partner, this practice is a special ceremony commemorating the production of a timeless love forever more. This event of the components; to the Celts the 4 aspects Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which a successful partnership were developed.

Anam Cara

This tradition was adjusted as Christianity moved right into the Celtic lands and continues to be a terrific means to include family and friends in your event.

Handfasting

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

Oathing Stone -- What better place to place the pledges of a life time and also eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the groom and bride while their vows are stated, then in some traditions is thrown right into a deep body of water to hold those guarantees for evermore. Today that stone could be maintained 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 into one. King James of Scotland provided his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a sign of his love for her throughout the marriage ceremony, from that point on the Quaich has been referred to as the "loving cup". This lovely ceremony shares the true blessings of Kith and Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride-to-be is officially accepted into the groom's family with this ceremony. Typically the oldest woman member of the bridegroom's family gives a piece of the family member 's Tartan to the bride-to-be representing she is now interwoven into all the doings of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic peoples revolved around the protection of fireplace and house. This event is the recognition of the male participants of the new bride's family that they too currently have a new relationship and a brand-new brother in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Minutes wedding events we can offer extensive support on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, from building of the ceremony to the final true blessing in Gaelic we can help you produce the day of your dreams ...


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