Scottish – Irish – Celtic

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Celebrations recognizing Celtic roots and also traditions have actually long been preferred. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the dress of official tartan and kilt, wedding events based on elements of Celtic practice can offer long lasting memories. Aspects of these wedding events can consist of part or every one of the following:

Anam Cara - Actually, the Hearts other Half, this practice is a special ceremony celebrating the production of a timeless love forever more. This event of the aspects; to the Celts the 4 components Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which a successful connection were built.

Anam Cara

This tradition was adapted as Christianity relocated into the Celtic lands and continues to be a terrific means to include loved ones in your ceremony.


Handfasting - An event going back right to antiquity, Handfasting is a tradition of marriage prior to the availability of rings as well as precious metals. The couple would take an item of fabric or rope and before their families and friends, proclaim their love and intention by reciting a couple of words as well as binding themselves together symbolically with the cordage. It is from this tradition we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- What better location to put the assurances of a life time and eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the couple while their pledges are stated, then in some practices 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 big day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Initially crafted from timber the double handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and also drinking mug rolled into one. King James of Scotland gave his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a symbol of his love for her during the marriage, from that point on the Quaich has been called the "loving cup". This stunning ceremony communicates the blessings of Kith as well as Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A new bride is officially settled for into the groom's family with this ceremony. Typically the oldest female participant of the groom's family offers a swatch of the family member 's Tartan to the new bride signifying she is currently linked right into all the behaviors of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic individuals revolved around the defense of hearth and also residence. This event is the recognition of the male participants of the new bride's family that they also currently have a brand-new relationship as well as a new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Minutes wedding celebrations we can supply extensive support on Celtic/Scottish/Irish ceremonies, 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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