Scottish – Irish – Celtic

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Events recognizing Celtic roots and customs have actually long been preferred. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the outfit of official tartan and kilt, weddings based on aspects of Celtic practice can offer long lasting memories. Facets of these wedding celebrations could include part or all of the following:

Anam Cara - Actually, the Hearts other Half, this custom is a distinct ceremony celebrating the production of an ageless love now and forever more. This event of the components; to the Celts the four aspects Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which an effective partnership were constructed.

Anam Cara

This practice was adjusted as Christianity moved right into the Celtic lands as well as remains to be a remarkable way to include loved ones in your event.


Handfasting - An event going back to classical times, Handfasting is a practice of marriage prior to the availability of rings and rare-earth elements. The couple would take a piece of cloth or rope and before their families and friends, declare their love and purpose by reciting a few words and binding themselves together symbolically with the rope. It is from this custom we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Exactly what better area to place the promises of a lifetime as well as eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the groom and bride while their pledges are recited, then in some customs is thrown into a deep body of water to hold those assurances for evermore. Today that stone may be kept 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 cup rolled right into one. King James of Scotland gave his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a sign of his love for her throughout the marriage ceremony, from that point on the Quaich has actually been know as the "loving cup". This lovely ceremony shares the blessings of Kith and Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride is officially accepted right into the groom's family through this event. Generally the oldest female member of the groom's family provides a piece of the household 's Tartan to the bride-to-be representing she is currently interwoven into all the behaviors of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial roots of the Celtic individuals revolved around the protection of hearth as well as residence. This event is the acknowledgement of the male participants of the bride-to-be's family members that they as well currently have a new connection and also a new brother in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Minutes weddings we can provide thorough support on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, from building and construction of the ceremony to the last blessing in Gaelic we can assist you produce the day of your dreams ...

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