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Celebrations honoring Celtic origins and also traditions have actually long been popular. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the dress of official tartan and kilt, wedding events based on elements of Celtic practice can provide long lasting memories. Elements of these wedding events could consist of part or all the following:

Anam Cara - Literally, the Hearts Partner, this practice is a distinct event celebrating the creation of an ageless love now and forever more. This celebration of the components; to the Celts the 4 elements Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which a successful partnership were constructed.

Anam Cara

This tradition was adjusted as Christianity moved right into the Celtic lands as well as remains to be a terrific way to include loved ones in your ceremony.


Handfasting - A ceremony going back right to antiquity, Handfasting is a custom of marriage before the accessibility of rings and also rare-earth elements. The couple would take a piece of fabric or rope and before their friends and families, declare their love and intention by reciting a few words and also binding themselves together symbolically with the cordage. It is from this practice we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".

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

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Initially crafted from wood the double handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and also drinking cup rolled right into one. King James of Scotland offered his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a sign of his love for her throughout the marriage, from that point on the Quaich has been called the "loving cup". This stunning 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 officially settled for into the bridegroom's family through this ceremony. Typically the oldest woman member of the bridegroom's family offers a piece of the family member 's Tartan to the bride-to-be indicating she is now 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 protection of fireplace as well as residence. This event is the recognition of the male members of the bride-to-be's family that they also currently have a brand-new connection as well as a new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Minutes wedding celebrations we can supply comprehensive assistance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish ceremonies, from building of the ceremony to the last blessing in Gaelic we can help you produce the day of your desires ...

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