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Celebrations honoring Celtic origins and practices have long been prominent. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the gown of formal tartan and kilt, wedding events based on elements of Celtic tradition can offer lasting memories. Aspects of these weddings could include part or all of the following:

Anam Cara - Essentially, the Hearts Partner, this tradition is an one-of-a-kind event commemorating the production of a timeless love forever more. This celebration of the components; to the Celts the four elements Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which a successful relationship were constructed.

Anam Cara

This practice was adjusted as Christianity moved into the Celtic lands and also continues to be a remarkable means to include friends and family in your ceremony.

Handfasting

Handfasting - A ceremony going back to classical times, Handfasting is a tradition of marriage before the accessibility of rings as well as precious metals. The couple would take an item of fabric or rope and before their friends and families, state their love and intent by reciting a couple of words as well as binding themselves together symbolically with the rope. It is from this tradition we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- What better area 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 guarantees for evermore. Today that stone could be maintained as a remembrance of this special day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Originally crafted from timber the double handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and also drinking vessel rolled into one. King James of Scotland gave 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 referred to as the "loving cup". This lovely event shares the true blessings of Kith and also Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A new bride is officially approved right into the groom's family with this ceremony. Generally the oldest female member of the groom's family gives a swatch of the family member 's Tartan to the new bride signifying she is currently interwoven right into all the behaviors of the clan.

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

Family Arms

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


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