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Events recognizing Celtic origins and traditions have actually long been popular. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the outfit of official tartan and kilt, weddings based upon elements of Celtic custom can provide enduring memories. Aspects of these wedding celebrations can include part or every one of the following:

Anam Cara - Essentially, the Hearts other Half, this practice is a one-of-a-kind ceremony celebrating the creation of a classic love forever more. This celebration of the aspects; to the Celts the 4 components Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which an effective relationship were built.

Anam Cara

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

Handfasting

Handfasting - A ceremony going back to classical times, Handfasting is a custom of marriage prior to the accessibility of rings and rare-earth elements. The couple would take an item of fabric or rope and before their families and friends, proclaim their love and purpose by reciting a couple of words and binding themselves with each other symbolically with the cordage. It is from this tradition we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- What better place to place the assurances of a lifetime 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 practices 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 vessel rolled into one. King James of Scotland offered his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a sign of his love for her during the wedding, from that point on the Quaich has been referred to as the "loving cup". This lovely ceremony conveys the true 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 formally accepted into the groom's family with this ceremony. Normally the oldest female member of the groom's family provides a swatch of the family member 's Tartan to the bride-to-be signifying she is now linked 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 also house. This ceremony is the recognition of the male members of the bride-to-be's household that they also currently have a brand-new partnership and a new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Minutes wedding celebrations we can provide detailed 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 dreams ...


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