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Celebrations recognizing Celtic origins as well as practices have long been popular. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the outfit of formal tartan and kilt, wedding celebrations based on elements of Celtic tradition can offer long-term memories. Elements of these wedding celebrations could consist of part or every one of the following:

Anam Cara - Essentially, the Hearts Partner, this custom is a special event celebrating the creation of a classic love forever more. This event of the aspects; to the Celts the four components Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which an effective partnership were constructed.

Anam Cara

This tradition was adapted as Christianity relocated into the Celtic lands and also continues to be a wonderful way to include family and friends in your ceremony.


Handfasting - An event going back to antiquity, Handfasting is a custom of marriage before the availability of rings and precious metals. The couple would take a piece of cloth or rope and before their families and friends, declare their love and intention by reciting a couple of words and also binding themselves together symbolically with the rope. It is from this practice we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Just what better place to put the pledges 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, then in some traditions is tossed into a deep body of water to hold those assurances for evermore. Today that stone could be kept as a remembrance of this big day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Originally crafted from timber the double handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit as well as drinking mug rolled right into one. King James of Scotland offered his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a sign of his love for her throughout the wedding, from that point on the Quaich has been called the "loving cup". This gorgeous event communicates the true blessings of Kith and Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride is officially settled for right into the bridegroom's family with this ceremony. Usually the oldest woman member of the groom's family gives a piece of the household 's Tartan to the new bride 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 defense of fireplace and also house. This ceremony is the recognition of the male participants of the new bride's family that they too currently have a brand-new relationship and a new brother in arms.

Family Arms

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

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