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Celebrations recognizing Celtic origins and also practices have long been popular. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the dress of official tartan and kilt, wedding events based on elements of Celtic tradition can provide enduring memories. Elements of these weddings can include part or all of the following:

Anam Cara - Actually, the Hearts Partner, this practice is a unique ceremony celebrating the development 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 foundations on which an effective partnership were developed.

Anam Cara

This practice was adjusted as Christianity moved into the Celtic lands and also continues to be a terrific way to include loved ones in your ceremony.


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

Oathing Stone -- Exactly what better location to place the assurances of a lifetime and eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the groom and bride while their promises are stated, then in some customs is tossed into a deep body of water to hold those promises for evermore. Today that stone may be kept as a remembrance of this big day.

Oathing Stone

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

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride is officially accepted right into the groom's family with this event. Usually the oldest woman member of the bridegroom's family provides a swatch of the household 's Tartan to the new bride symbolizing she is now interwoven right into all the behaviors of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic peoples focused on the defense of fireplace and also home. This event is the recognition of the male participants of the new bride's family that they too now have a new relationship as well as a brand-new brother in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Minutes wedding events we can supply detailed assistance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, from building and construction of the ceremony to the last true blessing in Gaelic we can help you create the day of your dreams ...

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