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Celebrations recognizing Celtic roots and also traditions have long been preferred. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the gown of official tartan and kilt, wedding events based on aspects of Celtic custom can give lasting memories. Facets of these wedding events can include part or all of the following:

Anam Cara - Literally, the Hearts Partner, this practice is a unique ceremony commemorating the creation of a timeless love forever more. This event of the components; to the Celts the 4 aspects Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which a successful connection were constructed.

Anam Cara

This practice was adapted as Christianity relocated into the Celtic lands as well as remains to be a terrific way to include loved ones in your event.


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

Oathing Stone -- What better location to put the promises of a lifetime and also eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the groom and bride while their vows are stated, after that in some customs is tossed into a deep body of water to hold those assurances for evermore. Today that stone could be maintained as a remembrance of this special day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Originally crafted from timber the double handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and drinking vessel rolled right into one. King James of Scotland offered his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a sign of his love for her during the marriage, from that point on the Quaich has been referred to as the "loving cup". This beautiful event communicates the true blessings of Kith and also Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride is officially settled for into the bridegroom's family with this event. Typically the oldest female member of the groom's family offers a swatch of the family member 's Tartan to the new bride representing she is currently linked into all the doings of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic peoples focused on the defense of fireplace and also home. This ceremony is the acknowledgement of the male participants of the bride-to-be's family that they too now have a brand-new connection and a new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Minutes wedding events we can give thorough guidance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish ceremonies, from building and construction of the event to the final true blessing in Gaelic we can help you produce the day of your dreams ...

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