Scottish – Irish – Celtic

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Celebrations honoring Celtic roots and also traditions have actually long been prominent. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the dress of formal tartan and kilt, wedding events based on facets of Celtic tradition can provide lasting memories. Facets of these wedding events could consist of part or all the following:

Anam Cara - Actually, the Hearts other Half, this custom is a unique event celebrating the creation of an ageless love now and forever more. This event of the elements; to the Celts the 4 aspects Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which a successful partnership were developed.

Anam Cara

This practice was adapted as Christianity moved right into the Celtic lands and also remains to be a wonderful way to include friends and family in your ceremony.


Handfasting - A ceremony going back 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 cloth or rope and before their families and friends, proclaim their love and intention by stating a couple of words and also binding themselves with each other symbolically with the rope. It is from this practice we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Exactly what better area to place 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 pledges are stated, after that in some customs is tossed right into a deep body of water to hold those pledges 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 and drinking mug rolled into one. King James of Scotland gave his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a sign of his love for her during the wedding, from that point on the Quaich has been know as the "loving cup". This stunning event communicates the true blessings of Kith as well as Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride is officially settled for right into the bridegroom's family through this ceremony. Normally the oldest female member of the bridegroom's family gives a swatch of the household 's Tartan to the new bride indicating she is now interwoven right into all the doings of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial roots of the Celtic peoples revolved around the protection of hearth as well as home. This ceremony is the recognition of the male members of the bride's family that they also currently have a brand-new partnership and also a brand-new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Minutes wedding celebrations we can provide detailed guidance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish ceremonies, from building of the ceremony to the last true blessing in Gaelic we can help you produce the day of your dreams ...

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