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Celebrations recognizing Celtic origins as well as traditions have long been preferred. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the outfit of formal tartan and kilt, wedding events based on aspects of Celtic custom can supply long-term memories. Elements of these wedding events can include part or every one of the following:

Anam Cara - Actually, the Hearts other Half, this custom is a one-of-a-kind ceremony celebrating the development of a timeless love now and forever more. This celebration of the components; to the Celts the four aspects Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which an effective relationship were built.

Anam Cara

This tradition was adjusted as Christianity moved into the Celtic lands and continues to be a fantastic way to include family and friends in your event.


Handfasting - A ceremony dating back right to classical times, Handfasting is a practice of marriage prior to the accessibility of rings and rare-earth elements. The couple would take a piece of fabric or rope and before their friends and families, proclaim their love and intent by stating a couple of words as well as binding themselves together symbolically with the rope. It is from this practice we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- What better area to place the assurances of a life time as well as eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the couple while their pledges are stated, then in some traditions is thrown into a deep body of water to hold those assurances for evermore. Today that stone may be maintained as a remembrance of this wedding.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Initially crafted from timber the twin handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit as well as drinking vessel rolled into one. King James of Scotland gave his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a sign of his love for her during the marriage, from that point on the Quaich has been know as the "loving cup". This lovely event conveys the blessings of Kith and Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride-to-be is formally settled for right into the bridegroom's family with this event. Usually the oldest female member of the bridegroom's family provides a piece of the household 's Tartan to the new bride representing she is currently linked into all the doings of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic individuals revolved around the protection of hearth as well as residence. This event is the recognition of the male members of the bride's family that they too now have a new relationship as well as a new brother in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Minutes weddings we can provide extensive assistance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, from construction of the event to the final true blessing in Gaelic we can assist you develop the day of your dreams ...

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