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Events honoring Celtic roots and also customs have long been prominent. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the dress of formal tartan and kilt, wedding celebrations based on facets of Celtic custom can provide lasting memories. Elements of these weddings can consist of part or all the following:

Anam Cara - Literally, the Hearts Partner, this tradition is a special ceremony commemorating the production of a timeless love forever more. This event of the components; to the Celts the 4 aspects Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which a successful relationship were built.

Anam Cara

This custom was adapted as Christianity moved into the Celtic lands and continues to be a fantastic means to include family and friends in your event.


Handfasting - A ceremony dating back to antiquity, Handfasting is a tradition of marriage before the availability of rings and also precious metals. The couple would take an item of fabric or rope and before their friends and families, state their love and intention by stating a couple of words as well as binding themselves together symbolically with the rope. It is from this tradition we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Exactly what better area to place the guarantees of a lifetime and also eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the groom and bride while their vows are recited, after that in some traditions is tossed into a deep body of water to hold those guarantees for evermore. Today that stone could be kept 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 also drinking mug 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 wedding, from that point on the Quaich has actually been called the "loving cup". This beautiful event conveys the blessings of Kith and Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride is officially settled for into the groom's family via this ceremony. Typically the oldest female participant of the bridegroom's family offers a piece of the family member 's Tartan to the bride signifying she is currently interwoven into all the behaviors of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial roots of the Celtic peoples focused on the defense of fireplace as well as house. This event is the acknowledgement of the male participants of the bride's family that they too currently have a brand-new connection as well as a brand-new brother in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Minutes weddings we can supply extensive assistance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, from building and construction of the event to the last blessing in Gaelic we can assist you produce the day of your dreams ...

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