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Events recognizing Celtic roots and practices have long been prominent. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the gown of official tartan and kilt, wedding celebrations based on elements of Celtic custom can supply enduring memories. Facets of these weddings can consist of part or all the following:

Anam Cara - Essentially, the Hearts other Half, this tradition is a unique ceremony commemorating the production of a timeless love now and forever more. This event of the components; to the Celts the four elements Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which an effective connection were built.

Anam Cara

This tradition was adjusted as Christianity moved right into the Celtic lands and remains to be a wonderful way to include loved ones in your event.


Handfasting - A ceremony going back to classical times, Handfasting is a tradition of marriage prior to the availability of rings and also rare-earth elements. The couple would take an item of cloth or rope and before their friends and families, state their love and intention by stating a few words and also binding themselves with each other symbolically with the cordage. It is from this practice we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- What better area to put the promises of a lifetime as well as eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the bride and groom while their vows are stated, after that in some customs is thrown right into a deep body of water to hold those promises for evermore. Today that stone could be maintained as a remembrance of this big day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Originally crafted from timber the twin handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit as well as drinking mug rolled into one. King James of Scotland provided his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a symbol of his love for her during the marriage, from that point on the Quaich has actually been called the "loving cup". This gorgeous ceremony 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 formally accepted right into the bridegroom's family with this ceremony. Generally the oldest female participant of the bridegroom's family provides a swatch of the household 's Tartan to the bride representing she is currently linked into all the behaviors of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic peoples revolved around the protection of fireplace as well as residence. This ceremony is the acknowledgement of the male participants of the bride's family members that they as well now have a new connection as well as a brand-new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Minutes weddings we can give thorough support on Celtic/Scottish/Irish ceremonies, from construction of the ceremony to the final true blessing in Gaelic we can help you produce the day of your dreams ...

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