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Events honoring Celtic origins and practices have long been prominent. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the dress of official tartan and kilt, wedding celebrations based on facets of Celtic tradition can provide long-term memories. Elements of these wedding events can include part or all of the following:

Anam Cara - Essentially, the Hearts Partner, this custom is a distinct ceremony celebrating the production of a timeless love forever more. This event of the aspects; to the Celts the 4 components Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which an effective relationship were built.

Anam Cara

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


Handfasting - A ceremony dating back right to antiquity, Handfasting is a tradition of marriage before the availability of rings and also rare-earth elements. The couple would take an item of fabric or rope and before their friends and families, declare their love and intention by reciting a couple of words as well as binding themselves together symbolically with the rope. It is from this tradition we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- What better location to place the guarantees of a lifetime and eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the bride and groom while their promises are stated, after that in some traditions is thrown right into a deep body of water to hold those pledges for evermore. Today that stone may be kept as a remembrance of this special day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Originally crafted from wood the double handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and also drinking vessel rolled into one. King James of Scotland gave his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a sign of his love for her throughout the wedding, from that point on the Quaich has actually been know as the "loving cup". This stunning event shares the blessings of Kith and also Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride is formally approved right into the bridegroom's family through this ceremony. Generally the oldest woman member of the groom's family gives a swatch of the household 's Tartan to the bride symbolizing she is currently linked right into all the behaviors of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic individuals focused on the protection of hearth as well as house. This ceremony is the acknowledgement of the male participants of the bride-to-be's household that they as well now have a brand-new partnership and a brand-new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Minutes weddings we can provide extensive guidance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish ceremonies, from building and construction of the ceremony to the last blessing in Gaelic we can help you produce the day of your desires ...

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