Scottish – Irish – Celtic

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Events recognizing Celtic origins and traditions have actually long been popular. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the outfit of formal tartan and kilt, weddings based upon elements of Celtic practice can offer long-term memories. Elements of these wedding events can consist of part or all the following:

Anam Cara - Actually, the Hearts other Half, this practice is a special ceremony celebrating the development of a classic love forever more. This event of the elements; to the Celts the 4 aspects Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which an effective partnership were constructed.

Anam Cara

This custom was adapted as Christianity relocated into the Celtic lands and continues to be a fantastic way to include family and friends in your ceremony.


Handfasting - A ceremony dating back right to classical times, Handfasting is a practice of marriage prior to the accessibility of rings and also rare-earth elements. The couple would take a piece of cloth or rope and before their friends and families, state their love and intent by reciting a few words and 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 area to put the assurances 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 stated, after that in some practices is thrown right into a deep body of water to hold those pledges for evermore. Today that stone could be maintained as a remembrance of this big day.

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 offered his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a symbol of his love for her during the wedding, from that point on the Quaich has been know as the "loving cup". This gorgeous ceremony conveys the blessings of Kith as well as Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride-to-be is officially settled for into the groom's family through this event. Generally the oldest woman participant of the groom's family provides a piece of the family member 's Tartan to the new bride signifying 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 defense of fireplace and also residence. This event is the recognition of the male participants of the bride's family that they as well currently have a new partnership and a new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Minutes wedding events we can supply thorough support on Celtic/Scottish/Irish ceremonies, from construction of the ceremony to the final true blessing in Gaelic we can help you produce the day of your dreams ...

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