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Celebrations honoring Celtic origins and also traditions have actually long been prominent. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the outfit of formal tartan and kilt, weddings based on facets of Celtic tradition can give long lasting memories. Aspects of these wedding events can consist of part or all the following:

Anam Cara - Actually, the Hearts other Half, this practice is a unique event celebrating the creation of a timeless love now and forever more. This celebration of the elements; to the Celts the 4 components Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which an effective relationship were developed.

Anam Cara

This custom was adjusted as Christianity moved into the Celtic lands and also continues to be a wonderful way to include family and friends in your ceremony.


Handfasting - A ceremony going back right to classical times, Handfasting is a tradition of marriage before the accessibility of rings as well as rare-earth elements. The couple would take an item of fabric or rope and before their friends and families, state 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 describe marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Just what better location to place the guarantees of a lifetime as well as 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 into a deep body of water to hold those promises for evermore. Today that stone may be maintained as a remembrance of this wedding.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Originally crafted from wood the double handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and drinking vessel rolled into one. King James of Scotland gave his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a symbol of his love for her during the marriage, from that point on the Quaich has actually been know as the "loving cup". This beautiful ceremony conveys the true 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 into the groom's family via this ceremony. Normally the oldest female member of the bridegroom's family gives a piece of the household 's Tartan to the bride-to-be indicating she is currently linked into all the behaviors of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial roots of the Celtic individuals revolved around the protection of fireplace and home. This ceremony is the acknowledgement of the male participants of the bride-to-be's family that they as well currently have a brand-new partnership and a brand-new brother in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Minutes weddings we can offer detailed guidance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, from building of the event to the last blessing in Gaelic we can help you develop the day of your dreams ...

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