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Events honoring Celtic origins as well as traditions have actually long been preferred. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the dress of formal tartan and kilt, wedding celebrations based upon facets of Celtic practice can offer long lasting memories. Facets of these wedding celebrations could include part or all the following:

Anam Cara - Literally, the Hearts other Half, this custom is a special event celebrating the production of an ageless love forever more. This celebration of the elements; to the Celts the four components Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which a successful relationship were constructed.

Anam Cara

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

Handfasting

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

Oathing Stone -- What better place to place the promises 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 pledges are stated, then in some practices is thrown right into a deep body of water to hold those assurances for evermore. Today that stone could be maintained as a remembrance of this special day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Originally crafted from timber the twin handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit as well as drinking mug rolled into one. King James of Scotland gave his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a symbol of his love for her throughout the marriage ceremony, From that point on the Quaich has actually been referred to as the "loving cup". This beautiful event conveys 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 accepted right into the groom's family with this event. Generally the oldest female member of the bridegroom's family offers a piece of the family member 's Tartan to the new bride signifying she is now interwoven into all the behaviors of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial roots of the Celtic peoples focused on the defense of hearth and house. This ceremony is the recognition of the male members of the new bride's household that they too now have a new partnership and a new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Minutes weddings we can give thorough guidance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, from construction of the ceremony to the last blessing in Gaelic we can help you develop the day of your desires ...


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