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Events honoring Celtic roots and also traditions have long been popular. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the dress of formal tartan and kilt, wedding events based on elements of Celtic custom can provide lasting memories. Facets of these wedding events could consist of part or all the following:

Anam Cara - Essentially, the Hearts other Half, this tradition is a distinct ceremony celebrating the development of an ageless love forever more. This event of the aspects; to the Celts the 4 aspects Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which a successful partnership were built.

Anam Cara

This practice was adapted as Christianity relocated right into the Celtic lands and remains to be a remarkable way to include loved ones in your ceremony.

Handfasting

Handfasting - A ceremony dating back to classical times, Handfasting is a custom of marriage prior to the accessibility of rings and rare-earth elements. The couple would take a piece of fabric or rope and before their friends and families, state their love and intention by reciting a few 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 place to put the promises of a life time and also 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 traditions is thrown 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 double handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and drinking cup rolled 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, from that point on the Quaich has been know as the "loving cup". This stunning event communicates the true blessings of Kith and Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride-to-be is officially approved into the groom's family with this event. Normally the oldest female participant of the groom's family offers a piece of the family member 's Tartan to the new bride symbolizing she is currently linked right into all the doings of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic individuals revolved around the defense of fireplace and residence. This event is the recognition of the male members of the bride's household that they too now have a brand-new partnership and also a brand-new brother in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Minutes wedding celebrations we can offer extensive guidance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish ceremonies, from construction of the event to the final true blessing in Gaelic we can help you create the day of your dreams ...


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