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Celebrations honoring Celtic roots as well as customs have long been popular. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the outfit of formal tartan and kilt, wedding celebrations based upon aspects of Celtic tradition can give lasting memories. Elements of these wedding celebrations can include part or all of the following:

Anam Cara - Essentially, the Hearts Partner, this tradition is a unique event commemorating the creation of a classic love now and forever more. This event of the aspects; to the Celts the four components Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which a successful partnership were built.

Anam Cara

This tradition was adapted as Christianity relocated right into the Celtic lands and also remains to be a remarkable means to include family and friends in your event.


Handfasting - An event going back to antiquity, Handfasting is a practice of marriage before the accessibility of rings as well as rare-earth elements. The couple would take a piece of cloth or rope and before their friends and families, declare their love and intention by stating a couple of words and also binding themselves with each other symbolically with the rope. It is from this tradition we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Just what better location to put 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 vows are stated, after that in some customs is thrown into a deep body of water to hold those guarantees for evermore. Today that stone may be maintained as a remembrance of this wedding.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Initially crafted from wood the twin handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit as well as drinking cup rolled right into one. King James of Scotland provided his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a symbol of his love for her throughout the marriage, from that point on the Quaich has actually been referred to as the "loving cup". This lovely event communicates the blessings of Kith and also Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A new bride is officially accepted right into the groom's family with this event. Usually the oldest woman member of the groom's family provides a swatch of the family member 's Tartan to the new bride representing she is now interwoven 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 hearth as well as house. This event is the acknowledgement of the male members of the new bride's household that they as well now have a brand-new relationship and also a brand-new brother in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Minutes weddings we can supply detailed support on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, from building of the event to the last true blessing in Gaelic we can assist you produce the day of your dreams ...

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