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Events recognizing Celtic origins and traditions have actually long been prominent. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the dress of formal tartan and kilt, weddings based upon elements of Celtic tradition can provide long-term memories. Aspects of these wedding celebrations could include part or all the following:

Anam Cara - Actually, the Hearts other Half, this practice is a unique ceremony commemorating 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 a successful partnership were built.

Anam Cara

This custom was adapted as Christianity relocated right into the Celtic lands and also continues to be a terrific way to include family and friends in your event.


Handfasting - An event dating back to classical times, Handfasting is a tradition of marriage prior to the accessibility of rings as well as rare-earth elements. The couple would take an item of fabric or rope and before their families and friends, proclaim their love and intention by reciting a couple of words as well as binding themselves with each other symbolically with the cordage. It is from this practice we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".

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

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Initially crafted from wood the double handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit as well as drinking cup 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 wedding, from that point on the Quaich has actually been know as the "loving cup". This lovely ceremony 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 is formally settled for into the bridegroom's family via this ceremony. Typically the oldest woman participant of the groom's family gives a piece of the household '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 individuals focused on the defense of hearth and also house. This ceremony is the acknowledgement of the male members of the new bride's family that they also currently have a new connection as well as a new brother in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Minutes wedding celebrations we can give comprehensive assistance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish ceremonies, from building and construction of the event to the last true blessing in Gaelic we can help you create the day of your desires ...

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