Scottish – Irish – Celtic

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Celebrations honoring Celtic roots and also traditions have actually long been preferred. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the gown of formal tartan and kilt, wedding events based upon aspects of Celtic custom can supply enduring memories. Elements of these wedding events could include part or all the following:

Anam Cara - Literally, the Hearts Partner, this practice is a one-of-a-kind ceremony commemorating the creation of a classic love forever more. This celebration of the components; 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 moved right into the Celtic lands and also continues to be a remarkable way to include loved ones in your ceremony.


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

Oathing Stone -- Exactly what better place to put the guarantees of a lifetime and eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the groom and bride while their pledges are stated, then in some practices is thrown right into a deep body of water to hold those assurances for evermore. Today that stone may be kept as a remembrance of this special day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Initially crafted from timber the twin handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and also drinking vessel rolled into one. King James of Scotland gave his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a symbol of his love for her during the marriage ceremony, from that point on the Quaich has been know as the "loving cup". This gorgeous event shares the blessings of Kith and Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride is officially settled for right into the groom's family through this event. Usually the oldest female participant of the groom's family provides a piece of the family member 's Tartan to the new bride signifying she is now interwoven into all the doings of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial roots of the Celtic individuals revolved around the defense of hearth and home. This ceremony is the recognition of the male participants of the new bride's family members that they too now have a brand-new partnership and a brand-new brother in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Minutes weddings we can supply thorough assistance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, from building of the event to the last blessing in Gaelic we can help you create the day of your dreams ...

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