Scottish – Irish – Celtic

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Events honoring Celtic roots and traditions have long been popular. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the outfit of formal tartan and kilt, wedding celebrations based upon elements of Celtic custom can give long-term memories. Facets of these weddings could include part or all of the following:

Anam Cara - Literally, the Hearts Partner, this practice is a distinct ceremony celebrating the development of an ageless love forever more. This event of the elements; to the Celts the 4 components Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which an effective connection were developed.

Anam Cara

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


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

Oathing Stone -- Exactly what better location to put the pledges of a life time and eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the bride and groom while their pledges are stated, then in some practices is tossed into a deep body of water to hold those pledges for evermore. Today that stone might be kept 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 vessel 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 marriage, from that point on the Quaich has actually been called the "loving cup". This lovely event shares the true blessings of Kith and also Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A new bride is officially approved right into the bridegroom's family with this ceremony. Normally the oldest female participant of the bridegroom's family offers a swatch of the household 's Tartan to the bride indicating she is now interwoven right into all the behaviors of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic peoples revolved around the protection of hearth and also residence. This event is the recognition of the male participants of the bride-to-be's family members that they too currently have a new relationship as well as a brand-new brother in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Minutes wedding events we can supply thorough assistance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, from construction of the event to the last true blessing in Gaelic we can help you produce the day of your dreams ...

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