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Celebrations recognizing Celtic roots as well as customs have actually long been preferred. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the dress of official tartan and kilt, weddings based upon facets of Celtic practice can give lasting memories. Aspects of these weddings could include part or every one of the following:

Anam Cara - Essentially, the Hearts Partner, this tradition is a special event commemorating the creation of a timeless love now and forever more. This event of the aspects; to the Celts the four elements Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which a successful relationship were constructed.

Anam Cara

This tradition was adapted as Christianity relocated right into the Celtic lands as well as continues to be a terrific way to include loved ones in your event.


Handfasting - An event going back right to antiquity, 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 intention by stating a couple of words and also binding themselves with each other symbolically with the cordage. It is from this custom we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Exactly what better place to put the guarantees 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 vows are stated, then in some traditions is thrown right into a deep body of water to hold those promises for evermore. Today that stone might be maintained as a remembrance of this big day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Originally crafted from timber the twin handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and drinking mug rolled 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 been called the "loving cup". This attractive ceremony shares 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 formally settled for right into the bridegroom's family through this event. Usually the oldest woman member of the groom's family provides a piece of the household 's Tartan to the bride indicating she is currently interwoven right into all the behaviors of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial roots of the Celtic individuals revolved around the protection of fireplace and house. This ceremony is the acknowledgement of the male participants of the bride's family members that they too currently have a new partnership and a brand-new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Minutes wedding events we can supply extensive guidance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish ceremonies, from building and construction of the event to the final blessing in Gaelic we can help you create the day of your dreams ...

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