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Events recognizing Celtic roots and traditions have long been prominent. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the outfit of official tartan and kilt, weddings based upon facets of Celtic practice can supply long-term memories. Elements of these wedding celebrations can consist of part or all of the following:

Anam Cara - Literally, the Hearts other Half, this practice is a one-of-a-kind event celebrating the creation of a classic love now and forever more. This celebration of the components; to the Celts the 4 elements Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which a successful connection were built.

Anam Cara

This custom was adapted as Christianity moved right into the Celtic lands and continues to be a terrific means to include loved ones in your event.


Handfasting - A ceremony dating back to antiquity, Handfasting is a practice of marriage before the accessibility of rings and also precious metals. The couple would take an item of fabric or rope and before their families and friends, declare their love and purpose by stating a couple of words and binding themselves with each other symbolically with the cordage. It is from this practice we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Exactly what better location to place the promises of a life time and eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the bride and groom while their vows are recited, after that in some traditions is tossed into a deep body of water to hold those assurances for evermore. Today that stone may be maintained as a remembrance of this wedding.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Initially crafted from wood the double handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit as well as drinking cup rolled into one. King James of Scotland provided 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 know as the "loving cup". This beautiful event shares the 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 right into the bridegroom's family via this ceremony. Generally the oldest woman participant of the groom's family provides a swatch of the family member 's Tartan to the bride-to-be representing she is currently interwoven right into all the behaviors of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic peoples revolved around the protection of hearth and residence. This ceremony is the acknowledgement of the male participants of the bride-to-be's family members that they too currently have a new relationship and a brand-new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Minutes wedding celebrations we can give extensive assistance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish ceremonies, from construction of the event to the last true blessing in Gaelic we can help you develop the day of your desires ...

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