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Events honoring Celtic origins and also traditions have actually long been popular. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the gown of formal tartan and kilt, weddings based on facets of Celtic tradition can offer long lasting memories. Elements of these wedding events could include part or all the following:

Anam Cara - Actually, the Hearts other Half, this practice is a special ceremony commemorating the creation of an ageless love now and forever more. This celebration of the components; to the Celts the 4 components Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which an effective relationship were built.

Anam Cara

This tradition was adjusted as Christianity moved into the Celtic lands as well as continues to be a terrific means to include friends and family in your ceremony.


Handfasting - An event dating back right to classical times, Handfasting is a custom of marriage prior to the availability of rings as well as precious metals. The couple would take an item of cloth or rope and before their families and friends, declare their love and intent by stating a few words and also binding themselves with each other 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 put the assurances of a life time as well as 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 tossed right into a deep body of water to hold those guarantees for evermore. Today that stone could be maintained as a remembrance of this wedding.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Initially crafted from wood the double handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and drinking mug rolled right into one. King James of Scotland gave his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a symbol of his love for her during the wedding, from that point on the Quaich has been referred to as the "loving cup". This beautiful event conveys the blessings of Kith and Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride-to-be is officially accepted into the groom's family via this event. Generally the oldest woman participant of the bridegroom's family offers a piece of the family member 's Tartan to the bride-to-be symbolizing she is now linked into all the behaviors of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic peoples focused on the defense of hearth as well as residence. This ceremony is the acknowledgement of the male participants of the bride-to-be's family that they also now have a brand-new relationship and a new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Minutes wedding events we can offer detailed guidance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, from building of the event to the last true blessing in Gaelic we can help you create the day of your dreams ...

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