Scottish – Irish – Celtic

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Celebrations honoring Celtic roots and practices have long been preferred. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the gown of formal tartan and kilt, weddings based upon aspects of Celtic practice can give long lasting memories. Aspects of these weddings could include part or all the following:

Anam Cara - Actually, the Hearts Partner, this custom is a unique event commemorating the development of an ageless love forever more. This event of the elements; to the Celts the 4 aspects Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which an effective partnership were built.

Anam Cara

This custom was adjusted as Christianity relocated right into the Celtic lands and continues to be a wonderful means to include loved ones in your ceremony.


Handfasting - A ceremony going back to antiquity, Handfasting is a practice of marriage before the accessibility of rings and precious metals. The couple would take an item of fabric or rope and before their families and friends, state their love and purpose by reciting a couple of words and also binding themselves together symbolically with the cordage. It is from this custom we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Exactly what better location to put 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 stated, then in some practices is thrown into a deep body of water to hold those assurances for evermore. Today that stone might be maintained as a remembrance of this special day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Initially 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 throughout the wedding, from that point on the Quaich has been called the "loving cup". This stunning ceremony shares the true blessings of Kith and also Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A new bride is officially accepted into the bridegroom's family via this event. Typically the oldest woman member of the bridegroom's family provides a piece of the family member 's Tartan to the new bride signifying she is currently linked 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 and house. This ceremony is the recognition of the male participants of the bride's family members that they too now have a new relationship as well as a brand-new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Minutes wedding events we can give comprehensive assistance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish ceremonies, from building of the event to the last blessing in Gaelic we can assist you produce the day of your dreams ...

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