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Events honoring Celtic roots and customs have long been preferred. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the gown of official tartan and kilt, wedding events based on aspects of Celtic custom can provide long-term memories. Aspects of these wedding events could consist of part or all of the following:

Anam Cara - Essentially, the Hearts other Half, this tradition is a one-of-a-kind event celebrating the production of a classic love now and forever more. This celebration of the elements; to the Celts the four components Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which a successful relationship were constructed.

Anam Cara

This practice was adjusted as Christianity moved into the Celtic lands as well as continues to be a remarkable means to include loved ones in your ceremony.

Handfasting

Handfasting - An event going back right to antiquity, Handfasting is a tradition of marriage before the availability of rings as well as precious metals. The couple would take a piece of cloth or rope and before their families and friends, state their love and intent by reciting a few words and binding themselves together symbolically with the cordage. It is from this custom we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- What better location to place the assurances of a life time and eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the couple while their vows are stated, then in some practices is thrown into a deep body of water to hold those assurances for evermore. Today that stone could be kept as a remembrance of this special day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Originally crafted from wood the twin handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and drinking cup rolled right into one. King James of Scotland gave his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a sign of his love for her throughout the wedding, from that point on the Quaich has actually been know as the "loving cup". This gorgeous ceremony shares the blessings of Kith as well as Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride is formally settled for into the bridegroom's family with this ceremony. Usually the oldest female participant of the bridegroom's family gives a swatch of the family member 's Tartan to the bride representing she is currently linked into all the doings of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic peoples revolved around the defense of hearth and also house. This ceremony is the acknowledgement of the male participants of the bride-to-be's household that they also now have a brand-new relationship and a brand-new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

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


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