Scottish – Irish – Celtic

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Events recognizing Celtic origins and traditions have actually long been popular. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the dress of formal tartan and kilt, wedding events based on facets of Celtic tradition can provide long-term memories. Aspects of these wedding events could consist of part or every one of the following:

Anam Cara - Essentially, the Hearts other Half, this practice is a distinct event celebrating the production of a classic love now and forever more. This event of the components; to the Celts the four elements Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which an effective partnership were built.

Anam Cara

This custom was adapted as Christianity relocated 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 custom of marriage prior to the accessibility of rings and precious metals. The couple would take an item of cloth or rope and before their families and friends, declare their love and intent by reciting a couple of words and also binding themselves together symbolically with the rope. It is from this practice we still describe 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 vows are recited, then in some customs is tossed right into a deep body of water to hold those promises for evermore. Today that stone may 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 as well as drinking mug 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, from that point on the Quaich has been referred to as the "loving cup". This gorgeous ceremony shares the blessings of Kith as well as Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride-to-be is formally settled for right into the bridegroom's family via this ceremony. Generally the oldest woman participant of the groom's family gives a swatch of the family member 's Tartan to the bride-to-be symbolizing she is now interwoven right into all the behaviors of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic peoples revolved around the defense of hearth and residence. This event is the recognition of the male participants of the bride's family that they also now have a brand-new connection and a brand-new brother in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Minutes wedding celebrations we can give detailed guidance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, from building and construction of the event to the last blessing in Gaelic we can help you develop the day of your desires ...

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