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Celebrations honoring Celtic origins as well as traditions have long been popular. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the dress of official tartan and kilt, weddings based upon facets of Celtic tradition can supply long lasting memories. Facets of these wedding events can consist of part or all the following:

Anam Cara - Literally, the Hearts other Half, this tradition is an one-of-a-kind event commemorating the creation of an ageless love now and forever more. This celebration of the components; to the Celts the four aspects Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which an effective relationship were developed.

Anam Cara

This tradition was adjusted as Christianity moved right into the Celtic lands as well as continues 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 custom of marriage prior to 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 purpose by stating a few words and binding themselves together symbolically with the cordage. It is from this tradition we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Just what better area to put the pledges of a lifetime and eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the couple while their pledges are stated, then in some practices is tossed into a deep body of water to hold those pledges for evermore. Today that stone may be kept as a remembrance of this big day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Originally crafted from timber the double handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and also drinking mug rolled right into one. King James of Scotland gave 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 called the "loving cup". This beautiful ceremony shares the true blessings of Kith and Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride-to-be is formally accepted into the bridegroom's family via this event. Normally the oldest woman participant of the groom's family gives a piece of the household 's Tartan to the bride-to-be symbolizing she is currently interwoven into all the behaviors of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial roots of the Celtic peoples focused on the protection of fireplace as well as home. This ceremony is the recognition of the male participants of the bride-to-be's family that they also now have a new relationship as well as a new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Minutes weddings we can supply comprehensive guidance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish ceremonies, from construction of the event to the final true blessing in Gaelic we can assist you create the day of your dreams ...


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