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Celebrations honoring Celtic origins and customs have long been preferred. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the gown of formal tartan and kilt, wedding events based on elements of Celtic tradition can offer long-term memories. Elements of these weddings can include part or all of the following:

Anam Cara - Actually, the Hearts Partner, this practice is a unique event celebrating the production of an ageless love forever more. This celebration of the aspects; to the Celts the 4 elements Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which an effective connection were built.

Anam Cara

This practice was adapted as Christianity moved right into the Celtic lands and also remains to be a fantastic way to include family and friends in your event.


Handfasting - An event going back right to classical times, Handfasting is a practice of marriage before the availability of rings and precious metals. The couple would take an item of cloth or rope and before their friends and families, state their love and intent by reciting a few words and also binding themselves with each other symbolically with the rope. It is from this tradition we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- What better area to place the guarantees of a life time and also eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the groom and bride 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 special day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Initially crafted from timber the twin handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit as well as drinking cup rolled right into one. King James of Scotland offered his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a sign of his love for her throughout the marriage, from that point on the Quaich has actually been know as the "loving cup". This beautiful event conveys the true blessings of Kith as well as Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A new bride is officially settled for right into the groom's family through this ceremony. Typically the oldest female member of the bridegroom's family gives a swatch of the household 's Tartan to the bride signifying she is now interwoven into all the behaviors of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial roots of the Celtic individuals revolved around the defense of hearth as well as house. This event is the recognition of the male participants of the bride-to-be's family that they also currently have a new connection as well as a brand-new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Minutes wedding celebrations we can supply comprehensive assistance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish ceremonies, from building and construction of the ceremony to the last blessing in Gaelic we can assist you create the day of your desires ...

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