Scottish – Irish – Celtic

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Celebrations honoring Celtic origins and also practices have actually long been prominent. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the gown of formal tartan and kilt, wedding celebrations based on elements of Celtic practice can offer lasting memories. Facets of these wedding events can consist of part or all the following:

Anam Cara - Literally, the Hearts other Half, this tradition is a special event commemorating the creation of an ageless love now and forever more. This celebration of the aspects; to the Celts the four components Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which a successful connection were built.

Anam Cara

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


Handfasting - An event going back right to classical times, Handfasting is a custom of marriage before the availability 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 as well as binding themselves together symbolically with the rope. It is from this custom we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Exactly what better area to place the pledges of a life time and also eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the couple while their promises are recited, after that in some traditions is tossed into a deep body of water to hold those promises for evermore. Today that stone might be kept as a remembrance of this wedding.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Initially crafted from timber the twin handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit as well as 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 wedding, from that point on the Quaich has been referred to as the "loving cup". This beautiful 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 approved into the bridegroom's family via this ceremony. Typically the oldest woman member of the bridegroom's family offers a piece of the family member 's Tartan to the new bride representing she is now interwoven right into all the doings of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial roots of the Celtic peoples revolved around the protection of hearth as well as home. This ceremony is the acknowledgement of the male members of the bride-to-be's family that they too now have a brand-new relationship and also a new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

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

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