Scottish – Irish – Celtic

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Events honoring Celtic origins and practices have actually long been popular. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the outfit of official tartan and kilt, weddings based upon facets of Celtic tradition can supply long lasting memories. Aspects of these wedding events can consist of part or all of the following:

Anam Cara - Essentially, the Hearts other Half, this practice is a one-of-a-kind ceremony commemorating the creation of a classic love now and forever more. This celebration of the components; to the Celts the 4 components Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which a successful relationship were constructed.

Anam Cara

This practice was adjusted as Christianity moved right into the Celtic lands and remains to be a wonderful means to include family and friends in your ceremony.


Handfasting - An event dating back to antiquity, Handfasting is a practice of marriage before the availability of rings as well as precious metals. The couple would take a piece of cloth or rope and before their friends and families, proclaim their love and intention by reciting a few words as well as binding themselves with each other symbolically with the rope. It is from this custom we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Just what better place to put the guarantees of a life time and also eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the couple while their pledges are stated, then in some customs is tossed into a deep body of water to hold those assurances for evermore. Today that stone could be maintained as a remembrance of this big day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Originally crafted from timber the double handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit as well as drinking vessel 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 been called the "loving cup". This stunning event communicates the blessings of Kith and Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A new bride is officially settled for into the groom's family via this event. Usually the oldest female participant of the bridegroom's family gives a piece of the family member '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 roots of the Celtic individuals revolved around the protection of hearth and home. This event is the acknowledgement of the male members of the bride-to-be's family members that they too now have a new connection and also a new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Minutes wedding events we can provide comprehensive assistance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish ceremonies, from construction of the ceremony to the last blessing in Gaelic we can assist you produce the day of your dreams ...

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