Scottish – Irish – Celtic

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Celebrations honoring Celtic roots and customs have long been prominent. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the gown of official tartan and kilt, wedding events based on elements of Celtic custom can provide enduring memories. Facets of these wedding events could consist of part or every one of the following:

Anam Cara - Literally, the Hearts other Half, this practice is a special event commemorating the development of an ageless 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 an effective connection were constructed.

Anam Cara

This custom was adapted as Christianity moved right into the Celtic lands as well as continues to be a remarkable means to include loved ones in your event.


Handfasting - An event dating back right to classical times, Handfasting is a custom of marriage prior to the accessibility of rings as well as rare-earth elements. The couple would take an item of cloth or rope and before their families and friends, state their love and intention by stating a couple of words and binding themselves together symbolically with the cordage. It is from this tradition we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Just what better location to put the guarantees of a life time and also eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the couple while their vows are stated, after that in some customs is tossed into a deep body of water to hold those guarantees for evermore. Today that stone might be maintained as a remembrance of this wedding.

Oathing Stone

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

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A new bride is formally approved right into the bridegroom's family with this event. Usually the oldest woman participant of the bridegroom's family gives a piece of the family member 's Tartan to the bride symbolizing she is now linked into all the doings of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic peoples revolved around the defense of hearth and also home. This ceremony is the recognition of the male members of the bride's household that they too currently have a brand-new connection and a new brother in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Minutes weddings we can provide comprehensive guidance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, from construction of the event to the final true blessing in Gaelic we can help you produce the day of your desires ...

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