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Events honoring Celtic roots and also customs have actually long been preferred. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the dress of official tartan and kilt, wedding celebrations based upon elements of Celtic practice can give enduring memories. Elements of these weddings could consist of part or all of the following:

Anam Cara - Essentially, the Hearts Partner, this practice is a special ceremony celebrating the creation of a timeless love now and forever more. This celebration of the elements; to the Celts the four components Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which a successful partnership were built.

Anam Cara

This tradition was adapted as Christianity moved into the Celtic lands as well as remains to be a remarkable means to include family and friends in your ceremony.


Handfasting - A ceremony dating back right to classical times, Handfasting is a practice of marriage before the accessibility of rings and precious metals. The couple would take a piece of fabric or rope and before their friends and families, proclaim their love and intention by stating a few words and binding themselves with each other symbolically with the rope. It is from this tradition 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 customs is thrown right into a deep body of water to hold those assurances for evermore. Today that stone might be kept as a remembrance of this wedding.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Originally crafted from timber the twin handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and also drinking cup rolled into one. King James of Scotland offered his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a symbol of his love for her throughout the wedding, from that point on the Quaich has been called the "loving cup". This beautiful event communicates the blessings of Kith and Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A new bride is formally approved right into the bridegroom's family via this event. Generally the oldest woman member of the groom's family gives a piece of the household 's Tartan to the bride representing she is now interwoven right into all the doings of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic peoples focused on the defense of hearth and house. This event is the acknowledgement of the male members of the bride-to-be's family that they as well currently have a brand-new relationship as well as a brand-new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

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

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