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Events honoring Celtic origins as well as practices have actually long been preferred. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the outfit of formal tartan and kilt, wedding events based on facets of Celtic practice can offer long-term memories. Elements of these wedding events could consist of part or all the following:

Anam Cara - Actually, the Hearts other Half, this practice is a special event celebrating the production of an ageless love forever more. This celebration of the components; to the Celts the 4 components Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which a successful connection were built.

Anam Cara

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


Handfasting - A ceremony going back to antiquity, Handfasting is a tradition of marriage before the availability of rings as well as rare-earth elements. The couple would take a piece of cloth or rope and before their friends and families, state their love and intent by stating a couple of words as well as binding themselves together symbolically with the rope. It is from this practice we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- What better area to put the pledges of a life time and eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the groom and bride while their promises are stated, then in some practices is thrown right into a deep body of water to hold those assurances for evermore. Today that stone might be kept as a remembrance of this special day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Originally crafted from timber the twin handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit as well as drinking cup rolled 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 actually been know as the "loving cup". This gorgeous ceremony communicates the 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 accepted right into the groom's family with this ceremony. Usually the oldest woman participant of the groom's family provides a swatch of the household 's Tartan to the new bride indicating she is now linked into all the behaviors of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial roots of the Celtic individuals revolved around the protection of hearth as well as home. This ceremony is the acknowledgement of the male participants of the new bride's family that they too now have a brand-new partnership as well as a brand-new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

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

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