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Events honoring Celtic origins and also practices have long been preferred. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the outfit of official tartan and kilt, wedding events based upon aspects of Celtic custom can give lasting memories. Facets of these weddings could consist of part or all the following:

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

Anam Cara

This custom was adjusted as Christianity moved right into the Celtic lands and continues to be a terrific way to include loved ones in your event.

Handfasting

Handfasting - A ceremony going back right to classical times, Handfasting is a tradition of marriage prior to the availability of rings and rare-earth elements. The couple would take an item of cloth or rope and before their friends and families, proclaim their love and intention by stating a couple of words and binding themselves together symbolically with the rope. It is from this practice we still refer to 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 bride and groom while their vows are stated, then in some practices 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 throughout the marriage ceremony, From that point on the Quaich has actually been called the "loving cup". This attractive event conveys 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 bridegroom's family with this ceremony. Generally the oldest female member of the groom's family provides a swatch of the household 's Tartan to the new bride representing she is now linked right into all the behaviors of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial roots of the Celtic peoples revolved around the protection of fireplace as well as residence. This event is the acknowledgement of the male members of the bride-to-be's family members that they too currently have a brand-new partnership as well as a new brother in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Minutes weddings we can offer detailed assistance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, from building and construction of the event to the final blessing in Gaelic we can assist you create the day of your dreams ...


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