Scottish – Irish – Celtic

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Events honoring Celtic origins and traditions have actually long been prominent. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the outfit of official tartan and kilt, wedding celebrations based on elements of Celtic tradition can offer long lasting memories. Aspects of these wedding celebrations can consist of part or all the following:

Anam Cara - Essentially, the Hearts Partner, this practice is a special event celebrating the creation of a timeless love now and forever more. This event of the elements; to the Celts the four elements Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which a successful partnership were built.

Anam Cara

This practice was adjusted as Christianity relocated right into the Celtic lands and continues to be a fantastic means to include friends and family in your ceremony.


Handfasting - A ceremony dating back right to classical times, Handfasting is a tradition of marriage before the availability of rings as well as rare-earth elements. The couple would take an item of fabric or rope and before their families and friends, proclaim their love and purpose by stating a few words as well as binding themselves with each other symbolically with the cordage. It is from this tradition we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Just what better location to put the pledges of a life time and eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the couple while their promises are stated, after that in some practices is thrown into a deep body of water to hold those guarantees for evermore. Today that stone may be kept as a remembrance of this special day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Originally crafted from timber the twin handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit as well as drinking vessel rolled into one. King James of Scotland offered his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a symbol of his love for her during the wedding, from that point on the Quaich has actually been referred to as the "loving cup". This lovely event shares the true blessings of Kith and also Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride is formally accepted into the bridegroom's family via this event. Usually the oldest woman member of the bridegroom's family provides a swatch of the household 's Tartan to the new bride symbolizing she is currently linked right into all the behaviors of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial roots of the Celtic peoples revolved around the protection of fireplace and residence. This ceremony is the acknowledgement of the male members of the new bride's household that they too currently have a brand-new relationship as well as a brand-new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Minutes weddings we can give extensive assistance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish ceremonies, from building of the event to the final true blessing in Gaelic we can assist you develop the day of your dreams ...

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