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Events honoring Celtic origins as well as traditions have long been prominent. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the dress of formal tartan and kilt, wedding events based on aspects of Celtic custom can provide enduring memories. Elements of these wedding celebrations can consist of part or all the following:

Anam Cara - Essentially, the Hearts other Half, this practice is a distinct event commemorating the creation of a timeless love now and forever more. This event of the aspects; to the Celts the four elements Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which an effective partnership were constructed.

Anam Cara

This tradition was adapted as Christianity relocated into the Celtic lands as well as remains to be a wonderful means to include friends and family in your event.

Handfasting

Handfasting - An event going back to classical times, Handfasting is a custom of marriage prior to the availability 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 couple of words and also binding themselves together symbolically with the rope. It is from this custom we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Just what better location to place the promises of a lifetime as well as eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the couple while their pledges are stated, then in some customs is thrown right into a deep body of water to hold those promises for evermore. Today that stone may be maintained as a remembrance of this big day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Initially crafted from timber the twin handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and also drinking vessel rolled right into one. King James of Scotland offered his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a sign of his love for her throughout the marriage ceremony, from that point on the Quaich has been know as the "loving cup". This gorgeous ceremony communicates the blessings of Kith as well as Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride-to-be is officially settled for right into the groom's family with this ceremony. Typically the oldest woman participant of the groom's family offers a piece of the family member 's Tartan to the bride indicating she is currently interwoven 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 hearth as well as home. This ceremony is the acknowledgement of the male participants of the bride-to-be's household that they too currently have a new relationship and a new brother in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Minutes wedding events we can supply detailed support on Celtic/Scottish/Irish ceremonies, from construction of the event to the last blessing in Gaelic we can assist you create the day of your desires ...


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