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Celebrations honoring Celtic roots as well as traditions have long been prominent. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the outfit of formal tartan and kilt, wedding celebrations based upon aspects of Celtic practice can give long-term memories. Elements of these weddings could consist of part or all of the following:

Anam Cara - Essentially, the Hearts other Half, this practice is a distinct event commemorating the creation of a timeless love now and forever more. This celebration of the aspects; 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 adapted as Christianity relocated right into the Celtic lands as well as continues to be a terrific means to include family and friends in your ceremony.


Handfasting - A ceremony going back to antiquity, Handfasting is a custom of marriage prior to the accessibility of rings and precious metals. The couple would take a piece of fabric or rope and before their families and friends, proclaim their love and intent by reciting a couple of words as well as binding themselves together symbolically with the cordage. It is from this custom we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Just what better location to place the promises 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 promises are stated, after that in some customs is tossed into a deep body of water to hold those guarantees for evermore. Today that stone might be kept 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 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 wedding, from that point on the Quaich has actually been referred to as the "loving cup". This stunning ceremony communicates the true blessings of Kith and Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A new bride is officially accepted into the bridegroom's family through this event. Generally the oldest woman member of the groom's family provides a swatch of the family member 's Tartan to the bride-to-be representing she is now linked right into all the behaviors of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial roots of the Celtic peoples revolved around the defense of fireplace as well as residence. This event is the acknowledgement of the male participants of the bride-to-be's family that they as well now have a new relationship and also a brand-new brother in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Minutes wedding celebrations we can offer extensive support on Celtic/Scottish/Irish ceremonies, from building of the ceremony to the last blessing in Gaelic we can assist you develop the day of your desires ...

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