Scottish – Irish – Celtic

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Events recognizing Celtic origins as well as customs have long been preferred. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the outfit of formal tartan and kilt, weddings based on elements of Celtic tradition can supply enduring memories. Aspects of these wedding celebrations can consist of part or all the following:

Anam Cara - Literally, the Hearts Partner, this practice is a unique ceremony celebrating the development of an ageless love forever more. This celebration of the aspects; to the Celts the four components Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which a successful partnership were built.

Anam Cara

This tradition was adapted as Christianity moved right into the Celtic lands as well as remains to be a wonderful means to include friends and family in your ceremony.


Handfasting - An event dating back to classical times, Handfasting is a practice of marriage before the accessibility of rings and rare-earth elements. The couple would take a piece of fabric or rope and before their families and friends, state their love and purpose by reciting a couple of words and also binding themselves together symbolically with the rope. It is from this custom we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Just 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 couple while their pledges are recited, after that in some customs is tossed into a deep body of water to hold those guarantees for evermore. Today that stone may be maintained as a remembrance of this special day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Originally crafted from wood the twin handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit as well as drinking mug rolled 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 know as the "loving cup". This gorgeous ceremony communicates the blessings of Kith and also Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride-to-be is officially settled for right into the bridegroom's family via this event. Usually the oldest woman participant of the groom's family gives a swatch of the family member 's Tartan to the bride-to-be representing she is currently linked 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 hearth as well as house. This ceremony is the acknowledgement of the male members of the new bride's family that they too now have a brand-new relationship and a brand-new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Minutes wedding celebrations we can supply extensive support on Celtic/Scottish/Irish ceremonies, from construction of the ceremony to the last blessing in Gaelic we can assist you develop the day of your dreams ...

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