Scottish – Irish – Celtic

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Celebrations recognizing Celtic origins as well as practices have actually long been popular. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the gown of official tartan and kilt, wedding celebrations based upon facets of Celtic practice can offer long-term memories. Facets of these wedding celebrations can include part or every one of the following:

Anam Cara - Essentially, the Hearts other Half, this practice is a one-of-a-kind ceremony commemorating the creation of a classic love forever more. This event of the aspects; to the Celts the 4 elements Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which an effective relationship were developed.

Anam Cara

This custom was adjusted as Christianity moved right into the Celtic lands as well as remains to be a terrific way to include loved ones in your event.


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

Oathing Stone -- What better place to put the guarantees of a life time as well as eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the groom and bride while their pledges are recited, after that in some traditions is thrown into a deep body of water to hold those promises for evermore. Today that stone could be maintained as a remembrance of this big day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Originally crafted from wood the double handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and also drinking mug rolled right into one. King James of Scotland gave 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 know as the "loving cup". This gorgeous event 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 formally accepted into the groom's family via this event. Normally the oldest woman participant of the bridegroom's family offers a piece of the family member 's Tartan to the new bride indicating she is now interwoven into all the doings of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic peoples focused on the defense of hearth and also house. This event is the acknowledgement of the male members of the bride-to-be's family that they also currently have a new relationship as well as a brand-new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Minutes wedding events we can offer comprehensive guidance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish ceremonies, from building and construction of the ceremony to the final true blessing in Gaelic we can help you produce the day of your dreams ...

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