(Closed) Purple pagan celtic theme?

posted 6 years ago in Themes
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

Hi fellow Aussie!

Your theme sounds amazing – I’m so in love with handfastings!!!

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

We have mead in our wedding too! Well its actually a pear melomel, but I feel its still witholding the celtic traditions. We are using it for toasting, as gifts for our guests and in the ceremony (instead of a wine ceremony we are having a mead ceremony). I have a very strong celtic and germanic heritage and Fiance loves anything to do with that part of the world so it was a no brainer for us to incorporate it. We currently have 60 litres of it in the fermenter mellowing out ๐Ÿ™‚

What about getting traditional mead horns for you and your hubby to share your mead out of? Here is an example http://www.jelldragon.com/drinking_horns.htm and http://www.planert-jewellery.com.au/viking_drinking_horns.htm. FI and I looked into it, but have not got around to organising it, I think we will just use wine glasses. 

You could also include the elements into your reception, maybe as table names? or what about bringing the elements into your reception (if having it indoors). You could bring in potted plants and trees, water features, candles etc

 

Post # 6
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Bumble Beekeeper

We did a low-key handfasting at our wedding because DH’s family is Catholic (DH is as well, he’s just non-practicing). My family is Irish/Scottish, so it meant a lot to me to do it. We actually used a wreath of flowers that our officiant twisted into an infinity sign and we each put a hand through one of the loops instead of using the traditional cords. We felt like it might make it less formal. We used it as our ceremony “ritual” along with traditional vows and such so that it melded the two things together. It worked out really well and even our photographers said it was one of the best ceremonies they’ve ever seen.

My officiant is the only one I’ve really seen that does it this way, so I wanted to put the idea out there for you.

Here’s a couple pictures of the ceremony, so you can get a clear picture of what I mean.

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

We handfasted as well!  I think one of the most special memories I have from our wedding was the night before when my husband and I sat in our bed together and made our cords.  As we were wrapping our cords, we talked about how we want our lives to be together and how we want our marriage to be.  It was a very special moment for us.

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

@Meridian:  I am getting married in Margaret River! My wine rack is very well aquainted with the Blackwood meadery wines lol, its always a must see when we are down that way (which is once a month these days)

I was just thinking about your post whilst I was doing the dishes and I thought you could maybe have centrepieces that incorporate earth, fire, wind and water. Branches in red Aussie earth or nice dark soil (earth), floating candles in water (fire and water)… not sure about the wind though, maybe something that moves with the natural air currents in the room?

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

@Meridian:  sorry, just had another idea! What about being walked down the aisle by a  bagpiper or a drummer? I would have LOVED to have that, it would have reduced mum (and me) to tears as she is a Scot and when I go to Scotland, I feel such a deep connection with it. But Fiance hates them ๐Ÿ™ boo

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

Thanks for the handfsting photos guys, they look great!

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