Scottish – Irish – Celtic

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Events honoring Celtic origins and also practices have long been popular. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the gown of official tartan and kilt, wedding celebrations based upon elements of Celtic custom can supply long lasting memories. Facets of these weddings could consist of part or every one of the following:

Anam Cara - Essentially, the Hearts other Half, this custom is a special event commemorating the production of an ageless love forever more. This celebration of the components; to the Celts the four components Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which a successful relationship were developed.

Anam Cara

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


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

Oathing Stone -- What better location to put the pledges of a life time and also eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the bride and groom while their pledges are stated, then in some traditions is thrown right into a deep body of water to hold those pledges for evermore. Today that stone could be maintained as a remembrance of this special day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Initially crafted from timber the twin handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and also 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 marriage ceremony, from that point on the Quaich has actually been know as the "loving cup". This beautiful 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 is officially settled for into the bridegroom's family via this event. Normally the oldest female member of the groom's family gives a swatch of the household 's Tartan to the new bride representing she is currently interwoven right into all the behaviors of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial roots of the Celtic peoples revolved around the protection of fireplace and also home. This event is the acknowledgement of the male members of the bride's household that they also currently have a new connection as well as a brand-new brother in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Minutes wedding events we can give thorough assistance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish ceremonies, from construction of the ceremony to the last true blessing in Gaelic we can assist you develop the day of your dreams ...

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