Scottish – Irish – Celtic

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Events recognizing Celtic origins and customs have long been popular. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the outfit of formal tartan and kilt, wedding events based on elements of Celtic practice can provide lasting memories. Elements of these wedding celebrations can consist of part or all the following:

Anam Cara - Actually, the Hearts other Half, this practice is a distinct ceremony commemorating the development of an ageless love forever more. This celebration of the components; to the Celts the four aspects Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which a successful relationship were constructed.

Anam Cara

This tradition was adapted as Christianity relocated into the Celtic lands and continues to be a wonderful means to include family and friends in your event.


Handfasting - A ceremony dating back to classical times, Handfasting is a practice of marriage before the accessibility of rings and precious metals. The couple would take a piece of cloth or rope and before their friends and families, declare their love and intent by reciting a couple of words and binding themselves together symbolically with the rope. It is from this tradition we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Exactly what better place to place the pledges 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 traditions is thrown into a deep body of water to hold those guarantees for evermore. Today that stone may be kept as a remembrance of this special day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Initially crafted from timber the twin handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit as well as drinking vessel rolled into one. King James of Scotland offered his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a sign of his love for her during the marriage ceremony, from that point on the Quaich has been called the "loving cup". This gorgeous ceremony shares the blessings of Kith and also Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

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

The presentation of the family sword - The martial roots of the Celtic individuals focused on the protection of fireplace and also home. This ceremony is the recognition of the male members of the bride-to-be's family that they too currently have a new relationship and a brand-new brother in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Minutes wedding celebrations we can give extensive assistance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish ceremonies, from building of the ceremony to the final blessing in Gaelic we can help you develop the day of your dreams ...

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