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Celebrations recognizing Celtic origins and also traditions have actually long been preferred. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the dress of formal tartan and kilt, weddings based upon facets of Celtic custom can offer lasting memories. Aspects of these wedding events can include part or every one of the following:

Anam Cara - Actually, the Hearts Partner, this tradition is a unique event commemorating the production of an ageless 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 partnership were built.

Anam Cara

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


Handfasting - A ceremony dating back right to antiquity, Handfasting is a tradition of marriage prior to the availability of rings and precious metals. The couple would take an item of cloth or rope and before their friends and families, declare their love and intention by reciting a couple of words and also binding themselves with each other symbolically with the cordage. It is from this custom we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Just what better location to place the assurances of a life time and eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the bride and groom while their vows 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 kept as a remembrance of this big day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Initially crafted from timber the double handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit as well as drinking cup 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 marriage, from that point on the Quaich has actually been know as the "loving cup". This attractive event shares the true blessings of Kith and Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride-to-be is officially accepted right into the bridegroom's family via this ceremony. Normally the oldest female member of the groom's family offers a piece of the household 's Tartan to the bride representing she is currently interwoven into all the behaviors of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial roots of the Celtic individuals focused on the protection of fireplace and residence. This event is the recognition of the male members of the bride-to-be's family that they also now have a brand-new partnership and also a brand-new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Minutes wedding celebrations we can provide comprehensive support on Celtic/Scottish/Irish ceremonies, from building of the event to the last blessing in Gaelic we can help you develop the day of your dreams ...

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