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Events recognizing Celtic roots and also traditions have actually long been popular. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the gown of formal tartan and kilt, wedding events based on elements of Celtic custom can give lasting memories. Elements of these wedding celebrations could include part or every one of the following:

Anam Cara - Actually, the Hearts other Half, this tradition is a unique ceremony commemorating the creation of a classic love forever more. This event of the components; to the Celts the 4 elements Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which an effective partnership were built.

Anam Cara

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


Handfasting - A ceremony going back to classical times, Handfasting is a tradition of marriage prior to the availability of rings and also precious metals. The couple would take a piece of fabric or rope and before their friends and families, proclaim their love and intention by reciting a couple of words as well as binding themselves together symbolically with the rope. It is from this practice we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Just what better area to put the guarantees of a lifetime and also eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the couple while their promises are recited, then in some customs is thrown into a deep body of water to hold those guarantees for evermore. Today that stone could be kept as a remembrance of this special day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Initially 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 been referred to as the "loving cup". This beautiful ceremony conveys the blessings of Kith and also Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A new bride is officially settled for into the groom's family via this event. Usually the oldest female member of the bridegroom's family provides a piece of the family member 's Tartan to the new bride signifying 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 defense of hearth as well as house. This ceremony is the acknowledgement of the male members of the bride's family that they also currently have a brand-new partnership and also a new brother in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Minutes wedding events we can provide thorough support on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, from building of the ceremony to the last blessing in Gaelic we can assist you produce the day of your desires ...

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