Scottish – Irish – Celtic

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Celebrations honoring Celtic roots as well as customs have actually long been popular. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the gown of official tartan and kilt, wedding events based on elements of Celtic tradition can supply long lasting memories. Elements of these wedding events could include part or all the following:

Anam Cara - Literally, the Hearts Partner, this tradition is a special event celebrating the development of an ageless love forever more. This celebration of the aspects; to the Celts the 4 components Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which a successful connection were developed.

Anam Cara

This practice was adapted as Christianity relocated right into the Celtic lands and also remains to be a remarkable means to include friends and family in your ceremony.


Handfasting - A ceremony dating back to classical times, Handfasting is a custom of marriage before the availability of rings as well as precious metals. The couple would take an item of cloth or rope and before their friends and families, declare their love and intention by reciting a couple of words and binding themselves together symbolically with the cordage. It is from this practice we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".

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

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Originally crafted from timber the twin handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and also drinking mug rolled right into one. King James of Scotland provided his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a sign of his love for her during the marriage ceremony, from that point on the Quaich has actually been know as the "loving cup". This lovely event shares the blessings of Kith and also Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride is officially approved into the bridegroom's family through this event. Normally the oldest female participant of the bridegroom's family gives a swatch of the household 's Tartan to the bride-to-be symbolizing she is now linked into all the doings of the clan.

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

Family Arms

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

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