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Events honoring Celtic origins and traditions have long been popular. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the gown of formal tartan and kilt, wedding events based on facets of Celtic tradition can give enduring memories. Elements of these wedding celebrations can consist of part or all of the following:

Anam Cara - Literally, the Hearts Partner, this custom is an one-of-a-kind ceremony celebrating the production of a timeless love forever more. This event of the aspects; to the Celts the four aspects Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which an effective connection were built.

Anam Cara

This practice was adapted as Christianity relocated right into the Celtic lands and also continues to be a remarkable means to include loved ones in your ceremony.


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

Oathing Stone -- Exactly what better place to place the guarantees of a lifetime as well as eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the couple while their vows are recited, after that in some traditions is tossed into a deep body of water to hold those assurances for evermore. Today that stone could be kept as a remembrance of this big day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Originally crafted from wood the double handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and 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 marriage ceremony, from that point on the Quaich has actually been know as the "loving cup". This beautiful event shares the 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 settled for into the groom's family via this ceremony. Typically the oldest woman member of the bridegroom's family offers a swatch of the household 's Tartan to the new bride indicating she is now linked into all the doings of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial roots of the Celtic peoples focused on the protection of fireplace and also house. This ceremony is the recognition of the male members of the bride's family members that they as well now have a brand-new partnership as well as a new brother in arms.

Family Arms

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

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