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Celebrations honoring Celtic roots as well as traditions have long been preferred. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the gown of formal tartan and kilt, weddings based upon aspects of Celtic custom can supply lasting memories. Facets of these weddings could consist of part or all of the following:

Anam Cara - Essentially, the Hearts other Half, this tradition is a distinct ceremony commemorating the development of a timeless love forever more. This event of the elements; to the Celts the four elements Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which a successful connection were developed.

Anam Cara

This practice was adjusted as Christianity relocated right into the Celtic lands and remains to be a remarkable way to include friends and family in your event.


Handfasting - An event dating back right to antiquity, Handfasting is a tradition of marriage prior to the availability of rings as well as rare-earth elements. The couple would take a piece of fabric or rope and before their friends and families, state their love and intention by reciting a few words and binding themselves with each other symbolically with the rope. It is from this practice we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- What better place to put the assurances of a lifetime as well as 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 practices is thrown right into a deep body of water to hold those guarantees for evermore. Today that stone might be maintained as a remembrance of this big day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Originally crafted from timber 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 during the wedding, from that point on the Quaich has been referred to as the "loving cup". This gorgeous ceremony 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 officially settled for into the bridegroom's family through this event. Generally the oldest woman participant of the groom's family provides a piece of the family member 's Tartan to the bride signifying she is now interwoven into all the doings of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic peoples focused on the defense of hearth and also home. This ceremony is the recognition of the male participants of the bride-to-be's family members that they as well currently have a brand-new connection as well as a new brother in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Minutes weddings we can provide detailed assistance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish ceremonies, from building of the event to the final true blessing in Gaelic we can assist you create the day of your dreams ...

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