Scottish – Irish – Celtic

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Celebrations honoring Celtic origins as well as practices have long been preferred. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the outfit of formal tartan and kilt, weddings based upon facets of Celtic custom can supply long-term memories. Elements of these weddings can consist of part or all the following:

Anam Cara - Essentially, the Hearts Partner, this custom is a special ceremony celebrating the creation of a classic love forever more. This event of the elements; to the Celts the four components Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which an effective connection were constructed.

Anam Cara

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


Handfasting - An event dating back to classical times, Handfasting is a practice of marriage before the availability of rings as well as rare-earth elements. The couple would take a piece of fabric or rope and before their friends and families, state their love and purpose by stating a couple of words and binding themselves together symbolically with the rope. It is from this custom we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Exactly 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 bride and groom while their vows are stated, after that in some practices is tossed right into a deep body of water to hold those assurances for evermore. Today that stone may be kept as a remembrance of this big day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Originally crafted from timber the double handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and drinking vessel rolled right 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 been called the "loving cup". This gorgeous ceremony 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 approved into the bridegroom's family via this event. Typically the oldest woman participant of the bridegroom's family gives a swatch of the family member 's Tartan to the bride-to-be representing she is now linked into all the behaviors of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic individuals revolved around the protection of fireplace and home. This event is the recognition of the male members of the bride-to-be's family that they too now have a brand-new relationship and also a new brother in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Minutes wedding events we can give extensive support on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, 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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