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Events recognizing Celtic roots and also traditions have long been popular. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the gown of official tartan and kilt, wedding events based on facets of Celtic custom can provide long lasting memories. Aspects of these weddings can include part or every one of the following:

Anam Cara - Essentially, the Hearts Partner, this custom is a one-of-a-kind event commemorating the development of a classic love now and forever more. This celebration of the aspects; to the Celts the four aspects Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which an effective relationship were constructed.

Anam Cara

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


Handfasting - A ceremony going back to classical times, Handfasting is a practice of marriage prior to the accessibility of rings and also precious metals. The couple would take an item of fabric or rope and before their families and friends, declare their love and purpose by stating a couple of words and also binding themselves together symbolically with the rope. It is from this practice we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Just what better area to place the assurances of a lifetime and eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the couple while their pledges are recited, then in some practices is tossed right into a deep body of water to hold those guarantees for evermore. Today that stone might be maintained as a remembrance of this wedding.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Originally crafted from wood the double handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and drinking mug rolled into one. King James of Scotland offered 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 event shares the blessings of Kith and also Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride is officially settled for into the bridegroom's family with this event. Generally the oldest female member of the groom's family provides 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 home. This event is the acknowledgement of the male participants of the bride-to-be's family that they also now have a brand-new relationship and a new brother in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Minutes wedding events we can give extensive support on Celtic/Scottish/Irish ceremonies, from construction of the ceremony to the final true blessing in Gaelic we can assist you produce the day of your dreams ...

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