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Events honoring Celtic roots and practices have actually long been popular. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the dress of formal tartan and kilt, wedding celebrations based upon facets of Celtic tradition can offer long-term memories. Aspects of these wedding celebrations could include part or all of the following:

Anam Cara - Literally, the Hearts Partner, this custom is a unique event celebrating the development of a timeless love now and forever more. This celebration of the elements; to the Celts the 4 elements Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which an effective partnership were built.

Anam Cara

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


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

Oathing Stone -- Exactly what better location to place the assurances of a lifetime and 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 traditions is thrown right into a deep body of water to hold those pledges for evermore. Today that stone may be kept as a remembrance of this wedding.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Originally crafted from timber the twin handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and also drinking cup rolled into one. King James of Scotland gave his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a symbol of his love for her throughout the wedding, from that point on the Quaich has actually been referred to as 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 formally accepted into the bridegroom's family via this ceremony. Generally the oldest woman member of the bridegroom's family provides a swatch of the household 's Tartan to the bride-to-be indicating she is now interwoven right into all the behaviors of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic peoples focused on the defense of fireplace and house. This event is the acknowledgement of the male members of the bride's family members that they too now have a brand-new partnership as well as a brand-new brother in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Minutes wedding celebrations we can give extensive assistance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, from building of the ceremony to the final true blessing in Gaelic we can help you create the day of your dreams ...

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