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Events honoring Celtic roots and traditions have actually long been preferred. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the gown of official tartan and kilt, wedding events based on elements of Celtic practice can offer long lasting memories. Aspects of these wedding celebrations could consist of part or all of the following:

Anam Cara - Literally, the Hearts Partner, this practice is a unique event celebrating the production of an ageless love forever more. This celebration of the components; to the Celts the four components Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which a successful connection were constructed.

Anam Cara

This tradition was adapted as Christianity moved right into the Celtic lands as well as remains to be a remarkable means to include friends and family in your ceremony.

Handfasting

Handfasting - A ceremony dating back to antiquity, Handfasting is a practice of marriage prior to the accessibility of rings and rare-earth elements. The couple would take a piece of cloth or rope and before their friends and families, proclaim their love and purpose by reciting a few words as well as binding themselves together symbolically with the rope. It is from this tradition we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- What better area to place the guarantees of a life time as well as eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the couple while their promises are recited, then in some traditions is thrown into a deep body of water to hold those promises for evermore. Today that stone might be kept as a remembrance of this special day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Initially crafted from timber the twin handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and also drinking cup rolled into one. King James of Scotland provided his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a symbol of his love for her throughout the wedding, from that point on the Quaich has been referred to as the "loving cup". This gorgeous event conveys the 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 groom's family with this ceremony. Usually the oldest female member of the bridegroom's family gives a piece of the family member 's Tartan to the new 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 defense of fireplace and house. This event is the acknowledgement of the male participants of the new bride's household that they too now have a brand-new partnership as well as a new brother in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Minutes wedding events we can provide detailed assistance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish ceremonies, from building of the event to the final true blessing in Gaelic we can assist you create the day of your desires ...


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