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Events recognizing Celtic roots as well as customs have actually long been prominent. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the gown of formal tartan and kilt, weddings based on aspects of Celtic custom can offer long lasting memories. Elements of these wedding celebrations could consist of part or all of the following:

Anam Cara - Actually, the Hearts other Half, this custom is a one-of-a-kind event commemorating the creation of a classic love now and forever more. This event of the aspects; to the Celts the four components Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which a successful relationship were developed.

Anam Cara

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


Handfasting - A ceremony dating back to classical times, Handfasting is a custom of marriage before the availability of rings as well as precious metals. The couple would take a piece of fabric or rope and before their friends and families, state their love and intention by reciting a couple of words and binding themselves together symbolically with the cordage. It is from this tradition we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Just what better place to place the guarantees 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 recited, after that in some customs is thrown right into a deep body of water to hold those pledges for evermore. Today that stone may be kept 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 and drinking vessel 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 marriage ceremony, from that point on the Quaich has been referred to as the "loving cup". This stunning event conveys 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 approved into the bridegroom's family through this event. Normally the oldest woman participant of the groom's family provides a piece of the family member 's Tartan to the bride-to-be indicating she is currently interwoven right into all the doings of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic individuals focused on the defense of hearth and also home. This event is the recognition of the male members of the new bride's family members that they also currently have a new partnership and a brand-new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

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

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