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Celebrations honoring Celtic roots and customs have long been prominent. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the dress of official tartan and kilt, wedding events based on aspects of Celtic custom can provide long lasting memories. Aspects of these wedding events could include part or every one of the following:

Anam Cara - Essentially, the Hearts other Half, this tradition is a unique ceremony celebrating the development of an ageless love forever more. This event of the elements; to the Celts the four aspects Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which an effective relationship were developed.

Anam Cara

This custom was adapted as Christianity moved into the Celtic lands and remains to be a wonderful way to include friends and family in your event.


Handfasting - A ceremony going back to antiquity, Handfasting is a tradition of marriage before the availability of rings and also precious metals. The couple would take a piece of cloth or rope and before their friends and families, state their love and purpose by stating a few words as well as binding themselves with each other symbolically with the rope. It is from this tradition we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".

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

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Initially crafted from wood the twin handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit as well as drinking mug rolled right into one. King James of Scotland offered his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a symbol of his love for her during the marriage, 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 is officially approved into the bridegroom's family via this event. Generally the oldest woman member of the groom's family offers a swatch of the family member 's Tartan to the new bride indicating she is now interwoven right into all the doings of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial roots of the Celtic peoples focused on the defense of fireplace as well as home. This event is the acknowledgement of the male participants of the bride's family members that they also now have a brand-new connection as well as a brand-new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Minutes wedding events we can supply thorough support on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, from construction of the event to the last true blessing in Gaelic we can help you create the day of your dreams ...

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