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Events recognizing Celtic roots and customs have long been prominent. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the gown of formal tartan and kilt, weddings based on elements of Celtic practice can offer long-term memories. Facets of these weddings could consist of part or all the following:

Anam Cara - Literally, the Hearts Partner, this custom is a distinct ceremony celebrating the production of a timeless love forever more. This celebration of the elements; to the Celts the four components Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which a successful partnership were built.

Anam Cara

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


Handfasting - A ceremony dating back to antiquity, Handfasting is a practice of marriage before the accessibility of rings and also precious metals. The couple would take a piece of cloth or rope and before their families and friends, proclaim their love and purpose by reciting a couple of words and also binding themselves with each other symbolically with the cordage. It is from this tradition we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Just what better location to place the pledges of a life time and eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the groom and bride while their promises are recited, after that in some practices is thrown into a deep body of water to hold those assurances for evermore. Today that stone might be maintained as a remembrance of this big day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Originally crafted from wood 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 been know as the "loving cup". This lovely event conveys 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 settled for into the bridegroom's family with this ceremony. Usually the oldest woman member of the groom's family offers a swatch of the household 's Tartan to the bride signifying she is now linked right into all the behaviors of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic individuals revolved around the protection of fireplace and also house. This ceremony is the acknowledgement of the male members of the new bride's family that they too now have a brand-new partnership as well as a new brother in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Minutes wedding events we can supply detailed assistance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, from construction of the event to the final blessing in Gaelic we can assist you produce the day of your dreams ...

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