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Celebrations honoring Celtic roots and practices have actually long been popular. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the dress of official tartan and kilt, wedding celebrations based on elements of Celtic practice can supply enduring memories. Elements of these weddings could include part or all of the following:

Anam Cara - Literally, the Hearts Partner, this practice is a unique ceremony commemorating the production of a timeless love now and forever more. This celebration of the elements; to the Celts the four components Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which a successful relationship were built.

Anam Cara

This tradition was adapted as Christianity moved into the Celtic lands and continues to be a remarkable means to include loved ones in your event.


Handfasting - An event going back right to antiquity, Handfasting is a tradition of marriage prior to the accessibility of rings as well as 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 few words and also binding themselves with each other 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 assurances of a lifetime and also eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the couple while their vows are stated, then in some customs is tossed into a deep body of water to hold those pledges 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 also drinking cup rolled right into one. King James of Scotland gave his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a symbol of his love for her throughout the marriage, from that point on the Quaich has been referred to as the "loving cup". This beautiful ceremony communicates the true blessings of Kith and Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A new bride is officially settled for right into the groom's family with this ceremony. Generally the oldest female participant of the bridegroom's family provides a swatch of the family member 's Tartan to the new bride indicating she is now interwoven right 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 fireplace and also house. This ceremony is the recognition of the male members of the new bride's family that they as well currently have a brand-new relationship as well as a new brother in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Minutes weddings we can offer detailed support on Celtic/Scottish/Irish ceremonies, from construction of the event to the last blessing in Gaelic we can help you produce the day of your desires ...

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