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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 facets of Celtic tradition can offer long-term memories. Facets of these wedding events could include part or every one of the following:

Anam Cara - Literally, the Hearts other Half, this practice is a special event commemorating the development of a timeless love forever more. This celebration of the aspects; to the Celts the four aspects Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which a successful connection were constructed.

Anam Cara

This practice was adjusted as Christianity relocated right into the Celtic lands as well as remains to be a terrific way to include family and friends in your ceremony.

Handfasting

Handfasting - A ceremony going back right to antiquity, Handfasting is a tradition of marriage before the accessibility of rings and also precious metals. The couple would take an item of fabric or rope and before their friends and families, proclaim their love and purpose by stating a few words and also 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 put the guarantees 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 vows are recited, after that in some practices is tossed into a deep body of water to hold those promises for evermore. Today that stone could be maintained as a remembrance of this special day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Initially crafted from wood the double handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit as well as 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 called the "loving cup". This stunning ceremony communicates the true blessings of Kith and Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride is formally accepted right into the bridegroom's family through this event. Typically the oldest female member of the groom's family offers a swatch of the family member 's Tartan to the bride-to-be indicating she is currently interwoven into all the behaviors of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic individuals focused on the defense of fireplace and home. This ceremony is the recognition of the male participants of the bride-to-be's family members that they too now have a new connection as well as a brand-new brother in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Minutes weddings we can offer extensive guidance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, from construction of the event to the final true blessing in Gaelic we can help you develop the day of your desires ...


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