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Celebrations recognizing Celtic origins as well as traditions have actually long been preferred. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the outfit of formal tartan and kilt, wedding events based on aspects of Celtic practice can supply long lasting memories. Elements of these weddings could include part or all the following:

Anam Cara - Literally, the Hearts Partner, this tradition is a special ceremony celebrating the development of a classic love now and forever more. This event of the aspects; to the Celts the 4 aspects Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which a successful relationship were developed.

Anam Cara

This practice was adapted as Christianity moved into the Celtic lands and remains to be a terrific way to include loved ones in your ceremony.

Handfasting

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

Oathing Stone -- Just what better place to put the guarantees of a lifetime and eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the bride and groom while their promises are stated, then in some traditions is thrown right into a deep body of water to hold those pledges for evermore. Today that stone might 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 mug rolled right into one. King James of Scotland gave his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a symbol of his love for her during the wedding, from that point on the Quaich has been know as the "loving cup". This attractive ceremony shares the true blessings of Kith and Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A new bride is formally approved right into the groom's family via this event. Typically the oldest woman member of the bridegroom's family provides a swatch of the family member 's Tartan to the bride-to-be signifying 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 defense of hearth and also home. This event is the recognition of the male participants of the bride-to-be's family members that they also currently have a new connection and a new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Minutes wedding celebrations we can offer extensive guidance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish ceremonies, from construction of the ceremony to the final true blessing in Gaelic we can help you create the day of your dreams ...


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