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Events honoring Celtic roots and also practices have actually long been popular. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the outfit of official tartan and kilt, wedding celebrations based on aspects of Celtic tradition can provide lasting memories. Aspects of these wedding celebrations could include part or every one of the following:

Anam Cara - Essentially, the Hearts Partner, this tradition is a distinct event celebrating the production of a timeless love forever more. This celebration of the elements; to the Celts the four components Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which an effective connection were built.

Anam Cara

This tradition was adapted as Christianity moved into the Celtic lands and continues to be a fantastic means to include loved ones in your event.

Handfasting

Handfasting - An event dating back to antiquity, Handfasting is a tradition of marriage before the accessibility of rings and precious metals. The couple would take an item of cloth or rope and before their families and friends, declare their love and intention by stating a couple of words and also binding themselves together symbolically with the rope. It is from this practice we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Exactly what better place to place the assurances of a life time as well as eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the bride and groom while their vows are stated, then in some traditions is tossed into a deep body of water to hold those promises for evermore. Today that stone might be maintained as a remembrance of this wedding.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Originally crafted from timber the double handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and drinking cup 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 stunning event conveys the blessings of Kith and also Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride-to-be is formally settled for right into the bridegroom's family with this event. Usually the oldest female member of the groom's family gives a piece of the household 's Tartan to the bride signifying she is now linked into all the doings of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial roots of the Celtic individuals focused on the protection of fireplace and residence. This event is the recognition of the male members of the new bride's family members that they also now have a new relationship and a brand-new brother in arms.

Family Arms

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


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