Scottish – Irish – Celtic

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Celebrations recognizing Celtic origins and customs have actually long been popular. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the gown of official tartan and kilt, weddings based on aspects of Celtic custom can supply lasting memories. Facets of these weddings can include part or all the following:

Anam Cara - Literally, the Hearts Partner, this tradition is a distinct event celebrating the creation of a timeless love now and forever more. This celebration of the elements; to the Celts the 4 elements Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which a successful relationship were built.

Anam Cara

This tradition was adapted as Christianity moved into the Celtic lands as well as continues to be a remarkable way to include family and friends in your event.

Handfasting

Handfasting - A ceremony dating back right to classical times, Handfasting is a practice of marriage prior to the accessibility of rings and also precious metals. The couple would take an item of cloth or rope and before their families and friends, proclaim their love and purpose by reciting a few words and binding themselves together symbolically with the cordage. It is from this tradition we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Exactly what better location to place the guarantees of a lifetime as well as eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the couple while their pledges are recited, then in some traditions is thrown right into a deep body of water to hold those promises for evermore. Today that stone may be kept as a remembrance of this wedding.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Initially crafted from timber the twin handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and also drinking cup rolled right 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 ceremony, from that point on the Quaich has actually been know as the "loving cup". This gorgeous event shares the true blessings of Kith and also Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride-to-be is formally accepted into the bridegroom's family through this ceremony. Generally the oldest female member of the groom's family provides a piece of the household 's Tartan to the new bride signifying she is now interwoven right 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 fireplace as well as home. This event is the recognition of the male members of the bride's household that they as well currently have a new partnership and a brand-new brother in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Minutes weddings we can provide thorough assistance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish ceremonies, from construction of the event to the last true blessing in Gaelic we can assist you develop the day of your desires ...


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