Scottish – Irish – Celtic

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Celebrations honoring Celtic roots and also customs have long been prominent. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the outfit of official tartan and kilt, wedding celebrations based on aspects of Celtic custom can give lasting memories. Facets of these weddings could consist of part or all the following:

Anam Cara - Literally, the Hearts other Half, this practice is a one-of-a-kind event celebrating the development of a classic love now and forever more. This event of the components; to the Celts the 4 components Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which an effective connection were constructed.

Anam Cara

This custom was adapted as Christianity relocated right into the Celtic lands and also continues to be a fantastic way to include friends and family in your ceremony.


Handfasting - An event going back right to antiquity, Handfasting is a custom of marriage before the availability of rings and precious metals. The couple would take an item of fabric or rope and before their families and friends, proclaim their love and intention by stating a couple of words as well as binding themselves together symbolically with the rope. It is from this tradition we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- What better location 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 promises are stated, after that in some customs is tossed into a deep body of water to hold those promises for evermore. Today that stone might be maintained as a remembrance of this wedding.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Originally crafted from wood 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 symbol of his love for her during the marriage ceremony, from that point on the Quaich has actually been know as the "loving cup". This gorgeous event conveys 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 accepted right into the groom's family via this ceremony. Typically the oldest female member of the groom's family gives a piece of the family member 's Tartan to the new bride indicating she is currently linked right into all the doings of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic peoples revolved around the defense of fireplace and home. This ceremony is the acknowledgement of the male members of the bride-to-be's household that they as well now have a brand-new partnership as well as a brand-new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Minutes wedding events we can supply detailed assistance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish ceremonies, from building and construction of the ceremony to the last true blessing in Gaelic we can help you develop the day of your desires ...

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