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Events honoring Celtic origins and traditions have long been prominent. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the gown of official tartan and kilt, weddings based upon aspects of Celtic practice can provide long-term memories. Aspects of these wedding celebrations could include part or every one of the following:

Anam Cara - Essentially, the Hearts Partner, this tradition is a unique ceremony commemorating the production of an ageless love now and forever more. This celebration of the components; to the Celts the 4 aspects Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which a successful partnership were developed.

Anam Cara

This tradition was adjusted as Christianity moved right into the Celtic lands and also continues to be a wonderful means to include family and friends in your ceremony.


Handfasting - An event dating back right to classical times, Handfasting is a practice of marriage prior to the availability of rings as well as precious metals. The couple would take an item of fabric or rope and before their friends and families, proclaim their love and intent by reciting a couple of words as well as binding themselves together symbolically with the rope. It is from this tradition we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- What better location to put the assurances of a life time and eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the couple while their pledges are stated, then in some practices 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 mug rolled right into one. King James of Scotland provided his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a sign of his love for her throughout the marriage, from that point on the Quaich has actually been called the "loving cup". This stunning ceremony shares the true blessings of Kith and also Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride is officially accepted into the groom's family through this ceremony. Usually the oldest female member of the bridegroom's family provides a piece of the family member 's Tartan to the bride-to-be indicating she is currently interwoven right into all the doings of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic individuals revolved around the defense of hearth and residence. This event is the recognition of the male members of the bride-to-be's household that they too currently have a brand-new connection and also a new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

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

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