Scottish – Irish – Celtic

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Celebrations recognizing Celtic roots as well as practices have actually long been prominent. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the dress of formal tartan and kilt, weddings based on facets of Celtic custom can supply lasting memories. Facets of these weddings could consist of part or all of the following:

Anam Cara - Essentially, the Hearts other Half, this tradition is a unique event celebrating the creation of a timeless love forever more. This celebration of the components; to the Celts the four components Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which a successful relationship were built.

Anam Cara

This practice was adjusted as Christianity relocated into the Celtic lands and remains to be a remarkable means to include loved ones in your event.


Handfasting - A ceremony dating back to classical times, 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, proclaim their love and intent by reciting a couple of words as well as binding themselves together symbolically with the cordage. It is from this practice we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- What better place to place the promises of a life time and also eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the couple while their promises are stated, after that in some customs is tossed right into a deep body of water to hold those assurances for evermore. Today that stone could be maintained as a remembrance of this special day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Initially crafted from timber the double handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and also drinking mug rolled into one. King James of Scotland offered his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a symbol of his love for her throughout the wedding, from that point on the Quaich has been know as the "loving cup". This attractive event communicates the true 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 officially accepted into the groom's family with this ceremony. Usually the oldest female member of the groom's family gives a piece of the household 's Tartan to the bride representing she is currently interwoven into all the doings of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic peoples focused on the protection of fireplace and house. This event is the recognition of the male participants of the bride-to-be's family that they also currently have a brand-new connection and also a brand-new brother in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Minutes weddings we can give extensive guidance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish ceremonies, from building of the event to the final true blessing in Gaelic we can assist you produce the day of your dreams ...

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