Scottish – Irish – Celtic

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Events recognizing Celtic roots and also practices have long been preferred. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the gown of formal tartan and kilt, wedding events based upon elements of Celtic custom can provide long lasting memories. Aspects of these weddings can include part or all the following:

Anam Cara - Essentially, the Hearts Partner, this tradition is a distinct event commemorating the creation of a timeless love now and forever more. This event of the components; to the Celts the four aspects Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which an effective connection were built.

Anam Cara

This custom was adjusted as Christianity moved right into the Celtic lands and continues to be a wonderful means to include loved ones in your event.


Handfasting - A ceremony going back right to antiquity, Handfasting is a tradition of marriage before the availability of rings and also precious metals. The couple would take an item of fabric or rope and before their friends and families, proclaim their love and purpose 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 area to put the pledges of a lifetime and eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the bride and groom while their pledges are recited, after that in some practices is tossed right into a deep body of water to hold those assurances for evermore. Today that stone might be maintained as a remembrance of this special day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Originally crafted from timber the double handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit as well as drinking vessel rolled right into one. King James of Scotland provided 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 actually been called the "loving cup". This stunning event shares the blessings of Kith and also Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A new bride is officially approved right into the bridegroom's family with this event. Generally the oldest female participant of the bridegroom's family gives a piece of the family member 's Tartan to the bride-to-be symbolizing she is currently linked into all the behaviors of the clan.

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

Family Arms

At Life's Minutes wedding celebrations we can give comprehensive assistance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, from building and construction of the event to the final blessing in Gaelic we can assist you produce the day of your dreams ...

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