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Celebrations recognizing Celtic roots and customs have long been prominent. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the dress of official tartan and kilt, wedding celebrations based upon elements of Celtic tradition can supply enduring memories. Facets of these wedding celebrations could include part or all of the following:

Anam Cara - Essentially, the Hearts other Half, this custom is a unique event commemorating the development of an ageless love now and forever more. This celebration of the aspects; to the Celts the four elements Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which a successful relationship were built.

Anam Cara

This practice was adjusted as Christianity moved into the Celtic lands and continues to be a terrific way to include friends and family in your event.


Handfasting - A ceremony going back to antiquity, Handfasting is a tradition of marriage before the availability of rings and also precious metals. The couple would take a piece of cloth or rope and before their families and friends, proclaim their love and intent by reciting a few words and also binding themselves with each other symbolically with the rope. It is from this custom we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Exactly what better area 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 groom and bride while their promises are stated, after that in some customs is tossed into a deep body of water to hold those guarantees for evermore. Today that stone may 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 vessel rolled right into one. King James of Scotland offered his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a symbol of his love for her throughout the marriage, from that point on the Quaich has actually been know as the "loving cup". This beautiful ceremony conveys the true blessings of Kith and also Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride is officially approved into the groom's family through this event. Normally the oldest female member of the groom's family offers a swatch of the household 's Tartan to the new bride signifying she is currently interwoven right into all the doings of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial roots of the Celtic individuals revolved around the defense of fireplace and home. This event is the recognition of the male participants of the new bride's family members that they as well currently have a new partnership as well as a brand-new brother in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Minutes wedding events we can provide detailed assistance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, from building and construction of the event to the final true blessing in Gaelic we can help you produce the day of your desires ...

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