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Events honoring Celtic roots and practices have long been preferred. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the outfit of official tartan and kilt, wedding celebrations based on aspects of Celtic practice can provide lasting memories. Elements of these wedding events can include part or every one of the following:

Anam Cara - Literally, the Hearts Partner, this practice is a distinct 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 foundations on which an effective partnership were built.

Anam Cara

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


Handfasting - A ceremony going back to antiquity, Handfasting is a practice of marriage before the availability of rings and also precious metals. The couple would take a piece of cloth or rope and before their families and friends, state 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 custom we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Just what better area to put the pledges of a lifetime as well as 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 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 wedding.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Originally crafted from timber the twin handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and drinking mug rolled right into one. King James of Scotland provided his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a sign of his love for her during the marriage ceremony, from that point on the Quaich has been referred to as the "loving cup". This attractive ceremony shares the blessings of Kith and Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride is officially approved right into the bridegroom's family via this event. Typically the oldest female member of the bridegroom's family provides a piece of the household 's Tartan to the bride signifying she is currently interwoven right into all the doings of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic individuals revolved around the defense of fireplace and house. This ceremony is the recognition of the male members of the bride's family members that they also now have a new relationship as well as a brand-new brother in arms.

Family Arms

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

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