Scottish – Irish – Celtic

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Events recognizing Celtic origins as well as practices have long been popular. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the outfit of official tartan and kilt, wedding events based upon facets of Celtic tradition can provide long lasting memories. Elements of these wedding events could include part or all of the following:

Anam Cara - Actually, the Hearts other Half, this custom is a special ceremony commemorating the creation of an ageless love now and forever more. This celebration of the aspects; to the Celts the four elements Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which an effective connection were built.

Anam Cara

This custom was adjusted as Christianity relocated right into the Celtic lands and also remains to be a fantastic way to include friends and family in your event.


Handfasting - A ceremony dating back right to antiquity, Handfasting is a tradition of marriage before the availability of rings and rare-earth elements. The couple would take an item of fabric or rope and before their friends and families, declare their love and purpose by reciting a few words and binding themselves together symbolically with the cordage. It is from this practice we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- What better area to place the guarantees of a life time and also eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the couple while their promises are recited, then in some practices is tossed right into a deep body of water to hold those pledges for evermore. Today that stone might be kept as a remembrance of this big day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Initially crafted from wood the twin handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and also drinking cup rolled into one. King James of Scotland provided 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 been referred to 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 new bride is formally settled for right into the groom's family with this ceremony. Generally the oldest woman member of the groom's family gives a piece of the family member '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 defense of fireplace and house. This event is the recognition of the male members of the bride's family that they too currently have a new relationship and a new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

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

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