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Events recognizing Celtic origins as well as traditions have long been prominent. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the dress of official tartan and kilt, weddings based upon elements of Celtic custom can give enduring memories. Elements of these wedding events can include part or every one of the following:

Anam Cara - Essentially, the Hearts other Half, this practice is a unique ceremony commemorating the development of an ageless love now and forever more. This event of the components; to the Celts the 4 elements Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which an effective relationship were developed.

Anam Cara

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

Handfasting

Handfasting - A ceremony dating back to classical times, Handfasting is a practice of marriage prior to the availability of rings and precious metals. The couple would take an item of cloth or rope and before their families and friends, proclaim their love and intention by reciting a few words and binding themselves together symbolically with the rope. It is from this custom we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- What better area to put the promises of a life time as well as eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the bride and groom while their promises are recited, after that in some practices is thrown right into a deep body of water to hold those promises for evermore. Today that stone might be kept as a remembrance of this wedding.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Originally crafted from timber the twin handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and also 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 throughout the marriage, from that point on the Quaich has been referred to as the "loving cup". This lovely ceremony conveys the blessings of Kith and also Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride is formally approved right into the groom's family via this event. Usually the oldest female member of the groom's family offers a swatch of the family member 's Tartan to the bride symbolizing she is now 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 fireplace and also residence. This event is the recognition of the male participants of the new bride's household that they also now have a brand-new relationship and also a new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Minutes wedding celebrations we can provide detailed support on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, from building of the ceremony to the final true blessing in Gaelic we can assist you create the day of your dreams ...


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