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Celebrations honoring Celtic origins as well as practices have long been preferred. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the dress of formal tartan and kilt, wedding events based on elements of Celtic practice can provide long-term memories. Facets of these wedding events could consist of part or all of the following:

Anam Cara - Essentially, the Hearts Partner, this tradition is a one-of-a-kind event celebrating the production of a timeless love now and forever more. This celebration of the elements; to the Celts the four elements Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which a successful partnership were constructed.

Anam Cara

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


Handfasting - A ceremony going back right to classical times, Handfasting is a tradition of marriage before the availability of rings and rare-earth elements. The couple would take a piece of cloth or rope and before their friends and families, state their love and intent by stating a few words and binding themselves with each other symbolically with the cordage. It is from this custom we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Exactly what better area to put the pledges of a life time as well as eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the bride and groom while their promises are recited, then in some practices is tossed right into a deep body of water to hold those promises for evermore. Today that stone may be maintained as a remembrance of this wedding.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Initially 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 during the marriage ceremony, from that point on the Quaich has been called the "loving cup". This beautiful ceremony conveys the true blessings of Kith and also Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A new bride is formally settled for into the bridegroom's family through this ceremony. Normally the oldest woman member of the groom's family gives a piece of the family member 's Tartan to the new bride indicating she is now linked right into all the behaviors of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial roots of the Celtic individuals focused on the protection of hearth and home. This ceremony is the recognition of the male participants of the bride-to-be's household that they also currently have a new connection and a new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Minutes wedding celebrations we can provide extensive guidance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, from building and construction of the event to the final true blessing in Gaelic we can assist you develop the day of your dreams ...

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