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Events recognizing Celtic origins 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 on facets of Celtic tradition can provide lasting memories. Aspects of these wedding celebrations can consist of part or all the following:

Anam Cara - Literally, the Hearts Partner, this practice is a one-of-a-kind ceremony celebrating the production of an ageless love forever more. This celebration of the aspects; to the Celts the 4 elements Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which an effective partnership were built.

Anam Cara

This tradition was adjusted as Christianity relocated into the Celtic lands as well as remains to be a remarkable means to include friends and family in your ceremony.

Handfasting

Handfasting - A ceremony dating 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 fabric or rope and before their friends and families, proclaim their love and purpose by stating a couple of words and binding themselves with each other symbolically with the cordage. It is from this practice we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- What better location to place the guarantees of a lifetime and also eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the bride and groom while their promises are stated, after that in some practices is tossed into a deep body of water to hold those guarantees for evermore. Today that stone may be kept as a remembrance of this wedding.

Oathing Stone

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

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A new bride is formally settled for right into the groom's family through this event. Normally the oldest female participant of the groom's family provides a swatch of the family member 's Tartan to the bride 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 revolved around the defense of fireplace and also home. This event is the recognition of the male members of the bride-to-be's family members that they as well now have a new relationship and a brand-new brother in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Minutes weddings we can provide thorough guidance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish ceremonies, from building and construction of the ceremony to the final true blessing in Gaelic we can help you create the day of your dreams ...


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