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Events recognizing Celtic roots and also traditions have long been popular. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the dress of formal tartan and kilt, wedding events based on facets of Celtic tradition can give lasting memories. Elements of these wedding celebrations could include part or all of the following:

Anam Cara - Literally, the Hearts other Half, this custom is a special event commemorating the creation of an ageless love forever more. This celebration of the aspects; to the Celts the 4 components Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which a successful connection were developed.

Anam Cara

This practice was adjusted as Christianity relocated into the Celtic lands and continues to be a wonderful means to include loved ones in your ceremony.

Handfasting

Handfasting - A ceremony going back right to classical times, Handfasting is a tradition of marriage prior to the accessibility of rings and precious metals. The couple would take a piece of cloth or rope and before their families and friends, state their love and purpose by stating a few words and binding themselves with each other symbolically with the cordage. It is from this tradition we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Exactly what better place to put the promises of a lifetime and also eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the couple while their promises are stated, after that in some traditions is tossed right into a deep body of water to hold those pledges for evermore. Today that stone may be kept as a remembrance of this special day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Initially crafted from wood the twin handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit as well as drinking vessel rolled into one. King James of Scotland offered 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 lovely event shares the true blessings of Kith as well as Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride-to-be is formally approved into the bridegroom's family through this event. Generally the oldest female participant of the bridegroom's family provides a piece of the family member 's Tartan to the bride-to-be indicating she is currently interwoven right into all the doings of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial roots of the Celtic peoples focused on the defense of hearth and also residence. This event is the acknowledgement of the male participants of the bride-to-be's family that they too currently have a new relationship and a brand-new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Minutes wedding celebrations we can supply detailed assistance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, from building of the ceremony to the last blessing in Gaelic we can assist you create the day of your desires ...


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