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Events recognizing Celtic origins and also traditions have long been preferred. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the dress of formal tartan and kilt, wedding celebrations based upon aspects of Celtic tradition can offer lasting memories. Facets of these wedding events could include part or all the following:

Anam Cara - Literally, the Hearts Partner, this practice is a distinct ceremony celebrating the creation of a timeless love now and forever more. This celebration of the elements; to the Celts the 4 components Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which an effective connection were built.

Anam Cara

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


Handfasting - A ceremony dating back to antiquity, Handfasting is a custom of marriage before the availability of rings and rare-earth elements. The couple would take an item of cloth or rope and before their families and friends, state their love and purpose by reciting a few words as well as binding themselves together symbolically with the cordage. It is from this tradition we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- What better place to place the pledges of a life time and eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the groom and bride while their pledges are recited, then in some customs is tossed right into a deep body of water to hold those guarantees for evermore. Today that stone might be maintained as a remembrance of this wedding.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Originally crafted from wood the double handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and also drinking mug rolled into one. King James of Scotland provided his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a sign of his love for her throughout the marriage, from that point on the Quaich has actually been know as the "loving cup". This attractive event shares 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 accepted right into the bridegroom's family through this event. Normally the oldest woman member of the bridegroom's family gives a piece of the family member 's Tartan to the bride indicating she is now linked right into all the behaviors of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial roots of the Celtic individuals focused on the protection of hearth and also home. This event is the acknowledgement of the male members of the new bride's household that they as well now have a new relationship as well as a new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Minutes wedding events we can give comprehensive assistance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, from building of the ceremony to the final blessing in Gaelic we can assist you create the day of your dreams ...

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