Scottish – Irish – Celtic

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Events recognizing Celtic roots and also customs have actually long been popular. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the gown of official tartan and kilt, wedding celebrations based upon facets of Celtic practice can give lasting memories. Aspects of these wedding celebrations could include part or all of the following:

Anam Cara - Literally, the Hearts other Half, this tradition is a unique ceremony commemorating the production of a classic love forever more. This event of the aspects; to the Celts the four components Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which a successful partnership were constructed.

Anam Cara

This practice was adapted as Christianity moved into the Celtic lands as well as remains to be a wonderful means to include loved ones in your ceremony.


Handfasting - A ceremony dating back right to antiquity, Handfasting is a tradition of marriage before the accessibility 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 purpose by reciting a couple of words and binding themselves with each other symbolically with the cordage. It is from this custom we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Exactly what better area to put the assurances 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 vows are stated, then in some practices is tossed right into a deep body of water to hold those pledges for evermore. Today that stone might be kept as a remembrance of this special day.

Oathing Stone

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

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride-to-be is officially approved right into the bridegroom's family through this event. Usually the oldest woman member of the groom's family gives a swatch of the household 's Tartan to the new bride symbolizing she is currently interwoven right into all the behaviors of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic peoples revolved around the defense of hearth as well as home. This ceremony is the recognition of the male participants of the new bride's household that they too currently have a new connection as well as a new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Minutes weddings we can supply thorough assistance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish ceremonies, from 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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