Scottish – Irish – Celtic

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Celebrations recognizing Celtic roots as well as customs have long been prominent. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the outfit of official tartan and kilt, wedding celebrations based on aspects of Celtic custom can supply long lasting memories. Elements of these wedding events can consist of part or all the following:

Anam Cara - Literally, the Hearts other Half, this custom is a unique ceremony celebrating the development of a timeless love forever more. This celebration of the elements; to the Celts the four components Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which a successful relationship were developed.

Anam Cara

This practice was adapted as Christianity moved right into the Celtic lands as well as continues to be a remarkable way to include loved ones in your event.


Handfasting - An event going back to antiquity, Handfasting is a practice of marriage prior to the accessibility of rings and also rare-earth elements. The couple would take a piece of cloth or rope and before their families and friends, proclaim their love and intention by stating a couple of words as well as binding themselves together symbolically with the rope. It is from this tradition we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Just what better area to put the promises of a life time as well as eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the couple while their vows are stated, after that in some practices is tossed into a deep body of water to hold those pledges for evermore. Today that stone might be maintained as a remembrance of this special day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Originally crafted from wood the double handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit as well as drinking vessel rolled into one. King James of Scotland offered 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 been referred to as the "loving cup". This beautiful ceremony shares the blessings of Kith and Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride is formally approved into the bridegroom's family via this event. Typically the oldest female participant of the bridegroom's family offers a swatch of the household 's Tartan to the bride-to-be representing she is currently linked right into all the doings of the clan.

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

Family Arms

At Life's Minutes wedding celebrations we can offer comprehensive guidance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish ceremonies, from construction of the event to the final blessing in Gaelic we can assist you develop the day of your dreams ...

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