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Celebrations recognizing Celtic roots and also practices have long been preferred. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the dress of official tartan and kilt, wedding celebrations based on facets of Celtic practice can provide long lasting memories. Elements of these weddings can consist of part or all of the following:

Anam Cara - Actually, the Hearts other Half, this practice is a special event commemorating the creation of a timeless love forever more. This celebration of the components; to the Celts the 4 elements Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which a successful connection were developed.

Anam Cara

This practice was adjusted as Christianity relocated into the Celtic lands as well as continues to be a terrific means to include loved ones in your event.


Handfasting - An event dating 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 families and friends, proclaim their love and purpose by stating a couple of words and also binding themselves with each other symbolically with the cordage. It is from this tradition we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Exactly what better area to place the promises of a lifetime and also eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the bride and groom while their pledges are recited, after that in some customs is thrown into a deep body of water to hold those pledges for evermore. Today that stone might be maintained as a remembrance of this big day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Initially crafted from wood the double handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and drinking mug 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 been know as the "loving cup". This stunning event conveys the true blessings of Kith and Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride is formally accepted right into the bridegroom's family with this ceremony. Normally the oldest woman member of the bridegroom's family offers a swatch of the household 's Tartan to the bride symbolizing she is now interwoven right into all the doings of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic individuals focused on the defense of fireplace as well as house. This event is the recognition of the male members of the bride-to-be's family members that they also now have a brand-new partnership as well as a brand-new brother in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Minutes wedding events we can give thorough support on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, from construction of the ceremony to the last true blessing in Gaelic we can assist you produce the day of your desires ...

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