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Celebrations honoring Celtic origins and practices have long been preferred. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the dress of formal tartan and kilt, wedding celebrations based on facets of Celtic tradition can provide long-term memories. Aspects of these wedding celebrations could consist of part or all the following:

Anam Cara - Essentially, the Hearts Partner, this practice is a special ceremony celebrating the creation of a timeless love now and forever more. This celebration of the aspects; to the Celts the four elements Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which a successful partnership were constructed.

Anam Cara

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

Handfasting

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

Oathing Stone -- What better location to place the assurances of a life time as well as 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 customs is thrown right into a deep body of water to hold those guarantees for evermore. Today that stone might be maintained as a remembrance of this special day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Initially 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 gave 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 gorgeous event shares the true blessings of Kith and also Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride-to-be is formally approved into the groom's family through this ceremony. Usually the oldest female member of the groom's family offers a swatch of the household 's Tartan to the bride representing she is currently interwoven into all the behaviors of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic peoples revolved around the defense of fireplace and house. This event is the acknowledgement of the male participants of the bride-to-be's family members that they too now have a new relationship as well as a brand-new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Minutes wedding celebrations we can give comprehensive assistance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish ceremonies, from construction of the event to the last blessing in Gaelic we can assist you develop the day of your dreams ...


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