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Celebrations honoring Celtic origins and traditions have actually long been popular. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the outfit of formal tartan and kilt, wedding events based upon elements of Celtic tradition can offer long lasting memories. Aspects of these wedding celebrations can include part or every one of the following:

Anam Cara - Essentially, the Hearts other Half, this custom is a one-of-a-kind event commemorating the creation of an ageless love now and forever more. This event of the elements; to the Celts the 4 aspects Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which an effective relationship were developed.

Anam Cara

This practice was adapted as Christianity moved right into the Celtic lands and also continues to be a wonderful means to include loved ones in your event.

Handfasting

Handfasting - A ceremony going back to antiquity, Handfasting is a practice of marriage before the accessibility of rings and precious metals. The couple would take an item of fabric or rope and before their friends and families, state their love and purpose by reciting a couple of words and binding themselves together symbolically with the cordage. It is from this custom we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Just what better area to place the promises of a life time as well as eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the groom and bride while their pledges are stated, after that in some customs is thrown right into a deep body of water to hold those guarantees for evermore. Today that stone could be maintained as a remembrance of this big day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Originally crafted from wood the twin 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 symbol of his love for her during the marriage, from that point on the Quaich has been referred to 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 formally accepted right into the bridegroom's family with this event. Usually the oldest woman member of the bridegroom's family gives a piece of the household 's Tartan to the bride-to-be signifying she is now linked right into all the doings of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic individuals focused on the defense of hearth and home. This event is the recognition of the male members of the new bride's family members that they also currently have a new partnership and a new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Minutes wedding events we can offer comprehensive assistance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish ceremonies, from construction of the event to the final blessing in Gaelic we can help you develop the day of your desires ...


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