Scottish – Irish – Celtic

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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 events based on aspects of Celtic practice can provide long-term memories. Aspects of these wedding events can include part or all of the following:

Anam Cara - Actually, the Hearts Partner, this practice is a unique event celebrating the production of a timeless love forever more. This event of the elements; to the Celts the four aspects Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which an effective connection were developed.

Anam Cara

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


Handfasting - An event going back to antiquity, Handfasting is a custom of marriage prior to the accessibility of rings as well as rare-earth elements. The couple would take a piece of cloth or rope and before their families and friends, state their love and intention by reciting a few words and binding themselves with each other symbolically with the rope. It is from this tradition we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- What better place to put the promises of a lifetime and also eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the bride and groom while their pledges are recited, then in some traditions is thrown into a deep body of water to hold those promises for evermore. Today that stone could be kept as a remembrance of this wedding.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Initially crafted from timber the double handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and also drinking mug 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 wedding, from that point on the Quaich has actually been know as the "loving cup". This attractive ceremony conveys the blessings of Kith and Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A new bride is formally settled for into the groom's family through this event. Generally the oldest woman member of the bridegroom's family gives a swatch of the family member 's Tartan to the bride-to-be indicating she is currently linked into all the behaviors of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial roots of the Celtic peoples focused on the defense of fireplace as well as residence. This event is the acknowledgement of the male participants of the bride-to-be's household that they as well now have a brand-new connection and also a brand-new brother in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Minutes wedding celebrations we can offer detailed assistance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish ceremonies, from building of the event to the final true blessing in Gaelic we can assist you create the day of your dreams ...

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