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Events honoring Celtic origins as well as traditions have actually long been preferred. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the dress of formal tartan and kilt, wedding events based upon aspects of Celtic custom can give long lasting memories. Elements of these wedding celebrations can include part or all of the following:

Anam Cara - Literally, the Hearts other Half, this practice is an one-of-a-kind event commemorating the creation of an ageless love now and forever more. This celebration of the components; to the Celts the 4 aspects Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which a successful relationship were constructed.

Anam Cara

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

Handfasting

Handfasting - A ceremony going back to antiquity, Handfasting is a custom of marriage before the availability of rings and also precious metals. The couple would take a piece of cloth or rope and before their families and friends, declare their love and intent by stating a couple of words and 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 -- What better area to put the guarantees of a lifetime and also 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 practices is thrown right into a deep body of water to hold those promises 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 and drinking mug rolled into one. King James of Scotland gave 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 called the "loving cup". This attractive ceremony communicates the true blessings of Kith and also Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A new bride is officially accepted into the bridegroom's family with this ceremony. Normally the oldest female member of the bridegroom's family provides a swatch of the household 's Tartan to the new bride signifying she is currently interwoven into all the behaviors of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial roots of the Celtic individuals revolved around the protection of fireplace as well as residence. This event is the recognition of the male participants of the bride-to-be's household that they too currently have a new partnership and also a brand-new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Minutes wedding celebrations we can supply detailed support on Celtic/Scottish/Irish ceremonies, from building and construction of the event to the final blessing in Gaelic we can assist you create the day of your dreams ...


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