Scottish – Irish – Celtic

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Events recognizing Celtic origins as well as customs have actually long been preferred. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the outfit of formal tartan and kilt, wedding events based upon elements of Celtic tradition can supply long lasting memories. Elements of these wedding events can include part or all of the following:

Anam Cara - Actually, the Hearts other Half, this custom is a distinct event commemorating the production of a classic love now and forever more. This event of the aspects; to the Celts the 4 aspects Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which a successful partnership were built.

Anam Cara

This tradition was adjusted as Christianity relocated right into the Celtic lands as well as continues to be a wonderful means to include loved ones in your event.


Handfasting - A ceremony going back to antiquity, Handfasting is a practice of marriage prior to the availability of rings and precious metals. The couple would take an item of fabric or rope and before their families and friends, proclaim their love and purpose by stating a few 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 -- Exactly what better area to place the pledges 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 promises are recited, after that in some traditions is tossed into a deep body of water to hold those pledges for evermore. Today that stone could be kept as a remembrance of this wedding.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Originally crafted from wood the double handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and drinking cup rolled into one. King James of Scotland offered his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a sign of his love for her throughout the marriage, from that point on the Quaich has actually been know as the "loving cup". This stunning 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 formally accepted right into the groom's family with this event. Usually the oldest woman member of the bridegroom's family provides a piece of the family member 's Tartan to the bride-to-be representing she is now linked right into all the behaviors of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic peoples focused on the protection of hearth as well as house. This event is the acknowledgement of the male participants of the new bride's household that they also currently have a brand-new connection and also a brand-new brother in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Minutes weddings we can supply comprehensive support on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, from building and construction of the event to the final true blessing in Gaelic we can assist you develop the day of your dreams ...

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