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Celebrations recognizing Celtic roots and also practices have long been preferred. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the dress of formal tartan and kilt, weddings based on elements of Celtic tradition can offer lasting memories. Facets of these wedding celebrations could include part or all of the following:

Anam Cara - Literally, the Hearts other Half, this tradition is a distinct event celebrating the development of an ageless love now and forever more. This celebration of the aspects; to the Celts the four aspects Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which an effective connection were developed.

Anam Cara

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


Handfasting - A ceremony dating back right to classical times, Handfasting is a tradition of marriage prior to the availability of rings and also precious metals. The couple would take a piece of fabric or rope and before their friends and families, state their love and intention by reciting a couple of 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 location to put the assurances of a lifetime and also eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the couple while their promises are stated, then in some customs is tossed into a deep body of water to hold those assurances for evermore. Today that stone might be maintained as a remembrance of this wedding.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Initially crafted from timber the double handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and drinking vessel rolled right into one. King James of Scotland offered his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a sign of his love for her throughout the wedding, from that point on the Quaich has actually been called the "loving cup". This stunning event conveys the true blessings of Kith as well as 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 ceremony. Typically the oldest woman member of the bridegroom's family gives a piece of the household 's Tartan to the bride symbolizing she is currently interwoven right 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 hearth as well as house. This ceremony is the acknowledgement of the male participants of the bride-to-be's family members that they too currently have a new partnership and a brand-new brother in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Minutes wedding events we can offer extensive support on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, from building and construction of the event to the last true blessing in Gaelic we can assist you create the day of your dreams ...

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