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Celebrations honoring Celtic roots and customs have long been preferred. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the dress of official tartan and kilt, weddings based upon elements of Celtic custom can offer lasting memories. Elements of these weddings could include part or every one of the following:

Anam Cara - Essentially, the Hearts Partner, this custom is a unique event commemorating the creation of a timeless love forever more. This event of the components; to the Celts the 4 aspects Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which an effective partnership were developed.

Anam Cara

This practice was adjusted as Christianity moved right into the Celtic lands and remains to be a fantastic way to include family and friends in your ceremony.


Handfasting - An event dating back to antiquity, Handfasting is a custom of marriage before the availability of rings and rare-earth elements. The couple would take an item of cloth or rope and before their families and friends, proclaim their love and intent by stating a few words and also binding themselves with each other symbolically with the cordage. It is from this practice we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Just what better location to place the pledges of a life time and also eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the couple while their promises are stated, after that in some customs is tossed right into a deep body of water to hold those promises for evermore. Today that stone could be maintained as a remembrance of this big day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Originally crafted from timber the twin handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and drinking mug rolled into one. King James of Scotland provided 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 been know as the "loving cup". This gorgeous event communicates the true 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 bridegroom's family through this event. Normally the oldest woman member of the groom's family provides a piece of the family member 's Tartan to the bride-to-be representing she is currently linked right into all the doings of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial roots of the Celtic individuals revolved around the protection of hearth and home. This event is the recognition of the male members of the bride-to-be's family members that they too currently have a brand-new partnership and a brand-new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Minutes wedding events we can provide extensive support on Celtic/Scottish/Irish ceremonies, from building and construction of the ceremony to the final blessing in Gaelic we can assist you create the day of your desires ...

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