Scottish – Irish – Celtic

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Celebrations recognizing Celtic roots and customs have long been preferred. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the outfit of formal tartan and kilt, wedding events based on aspects of Celtic custom can supply long-term memories. Facets of these wedding events can include part or all the following:

Anam Cara - Essentially, the Hearts Partner, this custom is a one-of-a-kind ceremony commemorating the creation of an ageless love now and forever more. This event of the components; to the Celts the four elements Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which an effective connection were developed.

Anam Cara

This practice was adjusted as Christianity relocated right into the Celtic lands as well as remains to be a remarkable way to include friends and family in your ceremony.


Handfasting - An event dating back right to classical times, Handfasting is a tradition of marriage before the availability of rings and also precious metals. The couple would take a piece of fabric or rope and before their friends and families, proclaim their love and intent by stating a couple of words and binding themselves with each other symbolically with the rope. It is from this practice we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Just what better place to place the pledges of a life time as well as eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the bride and groom while their vows are recited, then in some customs is thrown right into a deep body of water to hold those pledges for evermore. Today that stone might be kept as a remembrance of this wedding.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Initially crafted from timber the twin handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit as well as drinking mug rolled right into one. King James of Scotland offered 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 been called the "loving cup". This attractive ceremony conveys the true blessings of Kith and also Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride-to-be is officially accepted into the groom's family via this ceremony. Typically the oldest female participant of the groom's family offers a swatch of the family member 's Tartan to the bride-to-be signifying she is now interwoven right into all the behaviors of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial roots of the Celtic individuals revolved around the defense of fireplace and residence. This ceremony is the recognition of the male participants of the bride-to-be's household that they as well now have a new partnership and also a brand-new brother in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Minutes weddings we can provide comprehensive assistance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish ceremonies, from building and construction of the event to the final blessing in Gaelic we can help you produce the day of your dreams ...

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