Scottish – Irish – Celtic

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Celebrations honoring Celtic origins and also practices have long been popular. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the dress of formal tartan and kilt, wedding celebrations based on facets of Celtic practice can provide enduring memories. Elements of these wedding events can consist of part or all the following:

Anam Cara - Actually, the Hearts other Half, this tradition is a one-of-a-kind ceremony commemorating the production of a timeless love now and forever more. This celebration of the aspects; to the Celts the four aspects Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which an effective relationship were built.

Anam Cara

This practice was adapted as Christianity moved right into the Celtic lands and continues to be a terrific means to include family and friends in your ceremony.


Handfasting - An event dating back right to antiquity, Handfasting is a custom of marriage prior to the accessibility of rings and also precious metals. The couple would take an item of fabric or rope and before their friends and families, declare their love and intention by reciting a few words and also binding themselves together symbolically with the rope. It is from this custom we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- What better place to place the assurances of a lifetime and also eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the couple while their vows are stated, then in some customs is thrown into a deep body of water to hold those assurances for evermore. Today that stone may be maintained as a remembrance of this wedding.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Originally crafted from wood the twin handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and drinking vessel rolled into one. King James of Scotland gave his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a symbol of his love for her throughout the marriage, from that point on the Quaich has been know as the "loving cup". This gorgeous ceremony 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 officially approved into the groom's family through this event. Normally the oldest female participant of the bridegroom's family provides a piece of the family member 's Tartan to the bride indicating she is now interwoven right into all the behaviors of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic peoples focused on the protection of fireplace as well as home. This ceremony is the recognition of the male participants of the bride's household that they too now have a brand-new partnership as well as a new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Minutes wedding celebrations we can offer thorough guidance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, from construction of the ceremony to the last true blessing in Gaelic we can help you develop the day of your desires ...

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