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Celebrations recognizing Celtic origins and also customs have long been preferred. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the gown of official tartan and kilt, wedding events based on facets of Celtic practice can provide lasting memories. Aspects of these wedding celebrations could consist of part or all of the following:

Anam Cara - Literally, the Hearts Partner, this custom is a special ceremony commemorating the production of an ageless love now and forever more. This event of the components; to the Celts the 4 components Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which a successful relationship were developed.

Anam Cara

This tradition was adapted as Christianity relocated into the Celtic lands and remains to be a remarkable way to include family and friends in your ceremony.


Handfasting - A ceremony dating back right to antiquity, Handfasting is a tradition of marriage before the accessibility of rings and precious metals. The couple would take an item of fabric or rope and before their families and friends, proclaim their love and intent by reciting a couple of words and also binding themselves with each other symbolically with the cordage. It is from this custom we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- 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 pledges are recited, then in some customs is thrown right into a deep body of water to hold those assurances for evermore. Today that stone might be maintained as a remembrance of this wedding.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Initially crafted from wood the double handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and drinking cup 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 ceremony, from that point on the Quaich has actually been know as the "loving cup". This lovely event shares the blessings of Kith and Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride-to-be is officially approved right into the groom's family with this event. Normally the oldest woman member of the groom's family gives a piece of the household 's Tartan to the bride indicating she is now linked into all the behaviors of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic peoples revolved around the defense of fireplace as well as house. This event is the recognition of the male participants of the bride's household that they as well now have a brand-new partnership as well as a new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Minutes wedding events we can offer extensive support on Celtic/Scottish/Irish ceremonies, from building and construction of the ceremony to the last blessing in Gaelic we can assist you create the day of your desires ...

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