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Events recognizing Celtic roots as well as practices have long been popular. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the gown of formal tartan and kilt, weddings based on aspects of Celtic custom can provide lasting memories. Facets of these wedding events can include part or all the following:

Anam Cara - Actually, the Hearts Partner, this custom is a distinct event commemorating the creation of an ageless love forever more. This celebration of the components; to the Celts the 4 aspects Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which an effective partnership were built.

Anam Cara

This tradition was adapted as Christianity moved right into the Celtic lands and continues to be a terrific way to include loved ones in your ceremony.


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

Oathing Stone -- What better place to place the promises of a lifetime and eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the bride and groom while their vows are recited, then in some customs is tossed into a deep body of water to hold those guarantees for evermore. Today that stone could be maintained as a remembrance of this wedding.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Initially crafted from timber the twin handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and also drinking mug rolled right into one. King James of Scotland gave his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a sign of his love for her throughout the wedding, from that point on the Quaich has actually been called the "loving cup". This stunning ceremony communicates 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 settled for into the groom's family through this ceremony. Usually the oldest female participant of the groom's family provides a swatch of the household 's Tartan to the bride symbolizing she is currently linked right into all the behaviors of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic peoples focused on the protection of fireplace and also house. This event is the recognition of the male participants of the bride's family that they as well currently have a brand-new relationship as well as a brand-new brother in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Minutes wedding celebrations we can provide thorough guidance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish ceremonies, from building of the event to the final blessing in Gaelic we can assist you develop the day of your dreams ...

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