Scottish – Irish – Celtic

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Celebrations honoring Celtic origins and also customs have long been preferred. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the gown of official tartan and kilt, weddings based on elements of Celtic tradition can supply long-term memories. Aspects of these weddings could consist of part or every one of the following:

Anam Cara - Essentially, the Hearts Partner, this practice is a distinct ceremony celebrating the development of a classic love now and forever more. This celebration of the aspects; to the Celts the four aspects Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which an effective connection were built.

Anam Cara

This tradition was adapted as Christianity relocated right into the Celtic lands as well as continues to be a terrific way to include friends and family in your ceremony.


Handfasting - A ceremony going back to classical times, Handfasting is a tradition of marriage before the availability of rings as well as rare-earth elements. The couple would take an item of fabric or rope and before their families and friends, proclaim their love and intent by reciting a few words as well as binding themselves with each other symbolically with the cordage. It is from this custom we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Just what better location to place the promises 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, then in some practices is thrown right into a deep body of water to hold those pledges for evermore. Today that stone could be kept as a remembrance of this special day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Originally crafted from wood the twin handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and drinking mug rolled right into one. King James of Scotland offered 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 gorgeous 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 formally approved right into the bridegroom's family with this event. Generally the oldest woman member of the bridegroom's family provides a swatch of the household 's Tartan to the new bride representing she is currently linked right 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 as well as residence. This event is the recognition of the male participants of the new bride's family that they as well currently have a new partnership and also a brand-new brother in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Minutes wedding celebrations we can supply detailed support on Celtic/Scottish/Irish ceremonies, from building and construction of the ceremony to the final true blessing in Gaelic we can assist you produce the day of your desires ...

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