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Celebrations recognizing Celtic roots as well as customs have long been preferred. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the gown of formal tartan and kilt, wedding celebrations based upon aspects of Celtic practice can give long lasting memories. Aspects of these weddings could consist of part or all of the following:

Anam Cara - Literally, the Hearts other Half, this custom is an one-of-a-kind ceremony celebrating the development of a timeless love forever more. This event of the elements; to the Celts the four components Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which an effective partnership were built.

Anam Cara

This practice was adapted as Christianity moved into the Celtic lands and also continues to be a remarkable way to include family and friends in your event.

Handfasting

Handfasting - A ceremony dating back to classical times, Handfasting is a practice of marriage before the accessibility of rings and also rare-earth elements. The couple would take a piece of cloth or rope and before their families and friends, proclaim their love and intent by reciting a few words as well as binding themselves together symbolically with the rope. It is from this custom we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- What better place to put the pledges 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 pledges are stated, then in some traditions is tossed into a deep body of water to hold those pledges for evermore. Today that stone may be maintained as a remembrance of this big day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Initially crafted from wood the twin handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit as well as drinking mug rolled into one. King James of Scotland provided 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 actually been called the "loving cup". This stunning event conveys the blessings of Kith and also Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride-to-be is formally settled for right into the bridegroom's family via this event. Usually the oldest female member of the bridegroom's family gives a piece of the household 's Tartan to the bride indicating she is currently interwoven into all the doings of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial roots of the Celtic peoples revolved around the protection of fireplace and house. This ceremony is the recognition of the male participants of the new bride's family that they also currently have a brand-new relationship as well as a new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Minutes weddings we can provide detailed guidance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, from construction of the ceremony to the last blessing in Gaelic we can assist you create the day of your desires ...


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