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Celebrations recognizing Celtic origins and also traditions have long been preferred. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the gown of official tartan and kilt, wedding celebrations based upon aspects of Celtic practice can provide lasting memories. Elements of these weddings could consist of part or all of the following:

Anam Cara - Literally, the Hearts Partner, this tradition is a special event commemorating the production of a classic love forever more. This event of the elements; to the Celts the 4 elements Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which a successful partnership were constructed.

Anam Cara

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

Handfasting

Handfasting - An event dating back right to antiquity, Handfasting is a practice of marriage before the accessibility of rings and also rare-earth elements. The couple would take an item of cloth or rope and before their friends and families, proclaim their love and purpose by stating a few words and 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 place to put the guarantees of a lifetime and also eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the couple while their vows are recited, after that in some practices is thrown right into a deep body of water to hold those pledges for evermore. Today that stone may be kept as a remembrance of this wedding.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Originally crafted from wood the double handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and drinking mug rolled into one. King James of Scotland provided 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 know as the "loving cup". This gorgeous ceremony shares the blessings of Kith and Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride-to-be is officially approved into the groom's family via this event. Typically the oldest female participant of the bridegroom's family provides a swatch of the household 's Tartan to the bride-to-be indicating she is now linked right 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 also residence. This event is the acknowledgement of the male members of the new bride's family that they as well currently have a new partnership and also a brand-new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Minutes wedding events we can offer detailed assistance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish ceremonies, from building and construction of the event to the final true blessing in Gaelic we can assist you develop the day of your dreams ...


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