Scottish – Irish – Celtic

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Events recognizing Celtic origins as well as customs have long been prominent. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the dress of official tartan and kilt, wedding events based upon elements of Celtic custom can supply long-term memories. Elements of these wedding events can consist of part or every one of the following:

Anam Cara - Essentially, the Hearts Partner, this tradition is a special ceremony celebrating the production of a timeless love forever more. This event of the aspects; to the Celts the four aspects Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which a successful relationship were developed.

Anam Cara

This custom was adjusted as Christianity moved right into the Celtic lands as well as continues to be a remarkable means to include friends and family in your ceremony.


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

Oathing Stone -- Exactly what better area to put the pledges of a life time as well as eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the groom and bride while their vows are recited, after that in some traditions is thrown right into a deep body of water to hold those promises for evermore. Today that stone might be maintained as a remembrance of this big day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Originally crafted from timber the twin handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and drinking vessel rolled into one. King James of Scotland provided 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 been referred to as the "loving cup". This attractive ceremony shares the blessings of Kith as well as Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride is formally accepted into the groom's family with this event. Generally the oldest female member of the bridegroom's family offers a swatch of the family member 's Tartan to the bride indicating she is currently interwoven right into all the behaviors of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic individuals revolved around the protection of fireplace and also home. This ceremony is the recognition of the male members of the new bride's family members that they too now have a brand-new partnership as well as a new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

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

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