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Events recognizing Celtic roots and customs have actually long been popular. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the outfit of formal tartan and kilt, weddings based upon aspects of Celtic practice can provide enduring memories. Elements of these wedding events can consist of part or all of the following:

Anam Cara - Literally, the Hearts other Half, this tradition is a distinct event commemorating the production of a timeless love now and forever more. This event of the aspects; to the Celts the 4 aspects Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which a successful relationship were constructed.

Anam Cara

This custom was adapted as Christianity moved into the Celtic lands and also remains to be a wonderful means to include friends and family in your ceremony.

Handfasting

Handfasting - A ceremony dating back to antiquity, Handfasting is a tradition of marriage prior to the accessibility of rings and also precious metals. The couple would take a piece of cloth or rope and before their families and friends, state their love and intention by reciting a few words and binding themselves with each other symbolically with the rope. It is from this tradition we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- What better location to put the guarantees of a life time and eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the couple while their promises are stated, after that in some traditions is thrown into a deep body of water to hold those guarantees for evermore. Today that stone could be kept as a remembrance of this wedding.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Originally crafted from wood the twin handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit as well as drinking cup rolled 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, From that point on the Quaich has been know as the "loving cup". This gorgeous ceremony 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 formally approved into the bridegroom's family through this ceremony. Usually the oldest female member of the bridegroom's family gives a swatch of the family member 's Tartan to the bride representing she is now linked into all the doings of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial roots of the Celtic peoples focused on the protection of hearth and also home. This ceremony is the acknowledgement of the male participants of the new bride's family that they also now have a brand-new relationship and a new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Minutes wedding celebrations we can offer thorough guidance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, from building of the ceremony to the last blessing in Gaelic we can assist you develop the day of your dreams ...


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