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Events recognizing Celtic roots and practices have 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 provide enduring memories. Aspects of these wedding events could consist of part or all the following:

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

Anam Cara

This tradition was adjusted as Christianity relocated into the Celtic lands and continues to be a fantastic way to include family and friends in your event.

Handfasting

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

Oathing Stone -- Just what better location to put the promises of a lifetime and eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the groom and bride while their pledges are stated, after that in some practices is thrown into a deep body of water to hold those promises for evermore. Today that stone may be kept as a remembrance of this wedding.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Initially crafted from timber the twin handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit as well as drinking vessel 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 marriage ceremony, from that point on the Quaich has been called the "loving cup". This attractive ceremony communicates the true blessings of Kith and Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride-to-be is officially settled for right into the groom's family with this event. Usually the oldest female member of the groom's family provides a swatch of the household 's Tartan to the bride indicating she is currently linked right into all the behaviors of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic peoples revolved around the defense of fireplace and also residence. This event is the recognition of the male members of the bride-to-be's family members that they also currently have a new partnership and also a new brother in arms.

Family Arms

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


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