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Events recognizing Celtic origins as well as customs have actually long been preferred. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the dress of official tartan and kilt, wedding events based upon facets of Celtic custom can provide long-term memories. Elements of these weddings can include part or all the following:

Anam Cara - Literally, the Hearts other Half, this custom is a distinct event celebrating the production of a timeless love forever more. This celebration of the components; to the Celts the 4 elements Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which an effective relationship were built.

Anam Cara

This custom was adjusted as Christianity moved right into the Celtic lands and also remains to be a wonderful means to include loved ones in your ceremony.

Handfasting

Handfasting - An event dating back to antiquity, Handfasting is a custom of marriage before the accessibility of rings as well as precious metals. The couple would take an item of fabric or rope and before their friends and families, proclaim their love and intent by reciting a couple of words and binding themselves with each other symbolically with the cordage. It is from this tradition we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Just what better location to put the assurances of a life time and eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the couple while their vows are stated, after that in some traditions is thrown right 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 timber the double handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit as well as drinking vessel rolled into one. King James of Scotland offered his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a sign of his love for her during the wedding, from that point on the Quaich has been know as the "loving cup". This stunning event shares the true blessings of Kith as well as Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride is officially accepted into the bridegroom's family through this ceremony. Generally the oldest woman member of the bridegroom's family provides a piece of the family member 's Tartan to the bride-to-be indicating she is now interwoven right into all the behaviors of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic peoples revolved around the protection of fireplace and also residence. This event is the recognition of the male participants of the bride-to-be's family that they too currently have a new relationship and a brand-new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

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


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