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Events recognizing Celtic roots and traditions have long been prominent. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the gown of official tartan and kilt, wedding events based upon elements of Celtic custom can supply long lasting memories. Aspects of these wedding events could consist of part or every one of the following:

Anam Cara - Essentially, the Hearts other Half, this tradition is a special ceremony celebrating the development of a classic love forever more. This celebration of the elements; to the Celts the four components Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which an effective partnership were constructed.

Anam Cara

This tradition was adjusted as Christianity moved right into the Celtic lands and remains to be a remarkable means to include family and friends in your event.

Handfasting

Handfasting - A ceremony dating back to classical times, Handfasting is a custom of marriage prior to the availability of rings and also precious metals. The couple would take an item of fabric or rope and before their friends and families, declare their love and purpose by reciting a couple of words as well as binding themselves together symbolically with the cordage. It is from this practice we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Exactly what better location to place the pledges of a lifetime and also eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the bride and groom while their pledges are recited, then in some customs is tossed right into a deep body of water to hold those promises for evermore. Today that stone may be maintained 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 also drinking mug rolled right into one. King James of Scotland offered his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a symbol of his love for her throughout the wedding, from that point on the Quaich has been know as the "loving cup". This attractive event communicates 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 with this event. Usually the oldest female participant of the bridegroom's family provides a piece of the family member 's Tartan to the bride indicating she is now interwoven right into all the doings of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic individuals focused on the protection of fireplace as well as residence. This event is the recognition of the male members of the bride-to-be's family that they also currently have a brand-new partnership as well as a new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Minutes weddings we can provide extensive guidance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, from building and construction of the ceremony to the final blessing in Gaelic we can help you produce the day of your dreams ...


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