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Celebrations honoring Celtic roots and customs have long been prominent. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the gown of formal tartan and kilt, wedding events based upon elements of Celtic custom can supply long lasting memories. Elements of these weddings can include part or all the following:

Anam Cara - Essentially, the Hearts Partner, this tradition is a unique ceremony commemorating the development of an ageless love forever more. This event of the aspects; to the Celts the four aspects Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which a successful relationship were developed.

Anam Cara

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

Handfasting

Handfasting - An event going back to antiquity, Handfasting is a tradition of marriage before the availability of rings and also rare-earth elements. The couple would take a piece of fabric or rope and before their friends and families, proclaim their love and intention by stating a few words as well as binding themselves with each other symbolically with the rope. It is from this tradition we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Exactly what better location to place the pledges 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 recited, then in some customs is thrown into a deep body of water to hold those guarantees for evermore. Today that stone could be kept as a remembrance of this big day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Originally crafted from wood the twin handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and 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 during the marriage ceremony, from that point on the Quaich has actually been know as the "loving cup". This lovely event conveys 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 approved into the bridegroom's family with this ceremony. Generally the oldest female member of the groom's family provides a swatch of the family member 's Tartan to the bride symbolizing she is now linked right into all the doings of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic peoples focused on the protection of fireplace as well as home. This ceremony is the acknowledgement of the male participants of the bride's family that they as well now have a new relationship as well as a brand-new brother in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Minutes weddings we can offer extensive support on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, from building of the ceremony to the last blessing in Gaelic we can help you produce the day of your desires ...


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