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Events honoring Celtic origins and customs have long been popular. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the gown of formal tartan and kilt, wedding events based on aspects of Celtic custom can supply long lasting memories. Facets of these wedding celebrations can consist of part or all of the following:

Anam Cara - Essentially, the Hearts Partner, this tradition is a distinct event celebrating the production of a classic love forever more. This celebration of the components; to the Celts the 4 components Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which an effective partnership were constructed.

Anam Cara

This tradition was adapted as Christianity moved right into the Celtic lands and also remains to be a fantastic means to include loved ones in your ceremony.


Handfasting - A ceremony dating back to antiquity, Handfasting is a practice of marriage prior to the accessibility of rings and rare-earth elements. The couple would take a piece of cloth or rope and before their families and friends, proclaim their love and intention by reciting a few words as well as binding themselves with each other symbolically with the rope. It is from this custom we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- What better place to put the assurances of a lifetime as well as eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the groom and bride while their vows are stated, after that in some customs 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 double handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and drinking mug 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 ceremony, from that point on the Quaich has actually been know as the "loving cup". This lovely ceremony communicates the true blessings of Kith and Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A new bride is officially settled for right into the bridegroom's family through this ceremony. Generally the oldest female member of the groom's family gives a piece of the household 's Tartan to the bride signifying she is currently linked right into all the doings of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic individuals focused on the protection of hearth and also home. This ceremony is the acknowledgement of the male participants of the new bride's family that they too now have a brand-new relationship and also a new brother in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Minutes weddings we can offer comprehensive assistance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish ceremonies, from construction of the ceremony to the final true blessing in Gaelic we can help you produce the day of your desires ...

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