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Celebrations honoring Celtic origins and practices have long been prominent. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the gown of formal tartan and kilt, wedding celebrations based upon elements of Celtic tradition can give long-term memories. Elements of these wedding celebrations can consist of part or all of the following:

Anam Cara - Actually, the Hearts Partner, this custom is a unique ceremony commemorating the creation of a classic love now and forever more. This event of the components; to the Celts the four components Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which an effective connection were developed.

Anam Cara

This practice was adjusted as Christianity relocated right into the Celtic lands and remains to be a terrific means to include friends and family in your ceremony.


Handfasting - A ceremony going back right to classical times, Handfasting is a practice of marriage before the accessibility of rings and also precious metals. The couple would take a piece of cloth or rope and before their families and friends, proclaim their love and intent by stating a couple of words and also binding themselves together symbolically with the rope. It is from this tradition we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- What better place to place the pledges 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 recited, then in some traditions is tossed right into a deep body of water to hold those pledges for evermore. Today that stone may be kept 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 drinking mug rolled right into one. King James of Scotland offered his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a symbol of his love for her during the wedding, from that point on the Quaich has actually been know as the "loving cup". This gorgeous ceremony communicates the true 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 formally approved right into the bridegroom's family through this event. Typically the oldest female member of the groom's family offers a piece of the family member 's Tartan to the bride representing she is now linked into all the behaviors of the clan.

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

Family Arms

At Life's Minutes weddings we can give detailed support on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, from building and construction of the event to the final blessing in Gaelic we can assist you develop the day of your dreams ...

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