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Events recognizing Celtic origins as well as customs have long been popular. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the gown of formal tartan and kilt, wedding events based on aspects of Celtic practice can give long-term memories. Aspects of these wedding events could consist of part or all of the following:

Anam Cara - Essentially, the Hearts Partner, this custom is a distinct event celebrating the production of a classic love now and forever more. This event of the elements; to the Celts the 4 elements Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which a successful relationship were developed.

Anam Cara

This custom was adjusted as Christianity moved into the Celtic lands and remains to be a fantastic way to include friends and family in your ceremony.


Handfasting - An event dating back right to classical times, Handfasting is a tradition of marriage before the availability of rings and rare-earth elements. The couple would take an item of cloth or rope and before their families and friends, proclaim their love and intent by stating a few words as well as binding themselves together symbolically with the rope. It is from this tradition we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Exactly what better location to place the assurances 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, then in some practices is thrown into a deep body of water to hold those guarantees for evermore. Today that stone might 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 and drinking mug 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 wedding, from that point on the Quaich has actually been called the "loving cup". This lovely ceremony communicates the true blessings of Kith as well as Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride-to-be is officially accepted into the bridegroom's family via this ceremony. Typically the oldest female member of the groom's family offers a swatch of the household 's Tartan to the bride-to-be signifying she is currently interwoven into all the doings of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic individuals revolved around the protection of fireplace as well as home. This event is the recognition of the male participants of the new bride's family that they as well now have a new partnership and a new brother in arms.

Family Arms

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

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