Scottish – Irish – Celtic

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Celebrations honoring Celtic origins and also traditions have long been popular. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the gown of official tartan and kilt, wedding events based on aspects of Celtic practice can supply long lasting memories. Elements of these weddings can consist of part or all of the following:

Anam Cara - Literally, the Hearts other Half, this custom is a unique ceremony commemorating the creation of an ageless love forever more. This event of the elements; to the Celts the four aspects Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which an effective relationship were built.

Anam Cara

This custom was adapted as Christianity relocated into the Celtic lands as well as continues to be a wonderful way to include friends and family in your ceremony.


Handfasting - A ceremony dating back right to classical times, Handfasting is a tradition of marriage prior to the availability of rings and rare-earth elements. The couple would take an item of fabric or rope and before their families and friends, declare their love and purpose by reciting a couple of words as well as 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 place to place the assurances of a lifetime and 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 customs is tossed right into a deep body of water to hold those assurances for evermore. Today that stone may be maintained as a remembrance of this special day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Initially crafted from wood 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 wedding, from that point on the Quaich has actually been called the "loving cup". This lovely ceremony conveys the blessings of Kith and also Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A new bride is formally approved right into the bridegroom's family with this ceremony. Usually the oldest female participant of the groom's family gives a swatch of the family member 's Tartan to the new bride symbolizing she is currently linked into all the doings of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial roots of the Celtic individuals revolved around the defense of hearth and also house. This ceremony is the recognition of the male participants of the new bride's family that they too now have a brand-new relationship and a brand-new brother in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Minutes wedding events we can provide extensive guidance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish ceremonies, from building of the event to the final true blessing in Gaelic we can help you create the day of your desires ...

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