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Events honoring Celtic roots and also traditions have long been preferred. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the gown of official tartan and kilt, wedding events based upon elements of Celtic custom can provide lasting memories. Facets of these weddings could include part or all the following:

Anam Cara - Literally, the Hearts other Half, this practice is an one-of-a-kind event celebrating the development of a classic love now and forever more. This celebration of the aspects; to the Celts the four elements Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which an effective connection were constructed.

Anam Cara

This practice was adapted as Christianity relocated right into the Celtic lands as well as remains to be a terrific way to include friends and family in your event.


Handfasting - A ceremony going back right to antiquity, Handfasting is a custom of marriage prior to the availability of rings and also rare-earth elements. The couple would take an item of cloth or rope and before their friends and families, state their love and purpose by stating a couple of words and binding themselves with each other symbolically with the rope. It is from this custom we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- What better area to put the assurances of a lifetime and eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the groom and bride while their pledges are stated, after that in some practices is tossed into a deep body of water to hold those guarantees for evermore. Today that stone could be kept as a remembrance of this wedding.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Originally crafted from timber the double handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit as well as drinking cup rolled right into one. King James of Scotland provided 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 called the "loving cup". This lovely event conveys the true blessings of Kith and Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A new bride is officially approved into the groom's family via this event. Generally the oldest woman member of the groom's family provides a swatch of the household 's Tartan to the bride-to-be representing she is now linked right into all the doings of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic individuals revolved around the defense of hearth and also residence. This ceremony is the recognition of the male participants of the bride-to-be's family that they as well now have a new partnership and a new brother in arms.

Family Arms

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

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