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Events recognizing Celtic roots and traditions have long been prominent. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the outfit of official tartan and kilt, wedding events based on elements of Celtic practice can offer long lasting memories. Facets of these wedding events can include part or all of the following:

Anam Cara - Essentially, the Hearts Partner, this tradition is a distinct event commemorating the development of a classic love forever more. This celebration of the elements; to the Celts the 4 elements Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which an effective connection were constructed.

Anam Cara

This practice was adjusted as Christianity relocated right into the Celtic lands and continues to be a wonderful way to include loved ones in your ceremony.

Handfasting

Handfasting - An event going back right to classical times, Handfasting is a tradition of marriage before the availability of rings as well as precious metals. The couple would take a piece of cloth or rope and before their friends and families, proclaim their love and intention by stating a few words and also binding themselves together symbolically with the cordage. It is from this custom we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- What better location to put the guarantees of a life time and also 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 customs is thrown right into a deep body of water to hold those guarantees for evermore. Today that stone may be kept as a remembrance of this special day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Originally crafted from timber the twin handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and also drinking mug rolled right into one. King James of Scotland provided his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a sign of his love for her throughout the wedding, from that point on the Quaich has been referred to as the "loving cup". This gorgeous ceremony 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-to-be is officially accepted right into the bridegroom's family with this ceremony. Normally the oldest woman member of the bridegroom's family gives a piece of the household 's Tartan to the new bride symbolizing she is currently linked into all the behaviors of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial roots of the Celtic peoples revolved around the defense of fireplace as well as home. This ceremony is the recognition of the male members of the new bride's household that they too currently have a new partnership and a brand-new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Minutes wedding celebrations we can provide comprehensive assistance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, from construction of the ceremony to the last blessing in Gaelic we can assist you produce the day of your desires ...


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