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Events recognizing Celtic roots and practices have long been popular. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the outfit of official tartan and kilt, wedding celebrations based on elements of Celtic tradition can give long lasting memories. Aspects of these wedding events could include part or all the following:

Anam Cara - Essentially, the Hearts other Half, this tradition is a distinct ceremony commemorating the production of a timeless love forever more. This celebration of the aspects; to the Celts the 4 elements Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which an effective relationship were constructed.

Anam Cara

This custom was adapted as Christianity relocated into the Celtic lands and continues to be a remarkable way to include friends and family in your event.


Handfasting - An event dating back to antiquity, Handfasting is a custom of marriage prior to the availability of rings as well as rare-earth elements. The couple would take an item of fabric or rope and before their friends and families, declare their love and intention by stating a couple of words and binding themselves together symbolically with the rope. It is from this practice we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- What better place to place the pledges of a life time and also eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the couple while their promises are stated, after that in some traditions is thrown into a deep body of water to hold those assurances for evermore. Today that stone could be maintained as a remembrance of this wedding.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Originally crafted from timber the twin handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit as well as drinking mug rolled into one. King James of Scotland gave 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 know as the "loving cup". This attractive ceremony 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 formally accepted right into the groom's family with this event. Usually the oldest woman participant of the bridegroom's family provides a piece of the family member 's Tartan to the bride representing she is now linked right into all the doings of the clan.

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

Family Arms

At Life's Minutes wedding celebrations we can supply extensive assistance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish ceremonies, from construction of the event to the last blessing in Gaelic we can assist you create the day of your dreams ...

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