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Events recognizing Celtic origins and also traditions have long been popular. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the gown of formal tartan and kilt, weddings based on facets of Celtic practice can supply lasting memories. Aspects of these wedding celebrations can consist of part or every one of the following:

Anam Cara - Actually, the Hearts Partner, this custom is a unique event celebrating the creation of a classic love now and forever more. This celebration of the elements; to the Celts the 4 components Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which an effective partnership were constructed.

Anam Cara

This practice was adjusted as Christianity moved right into the Celtic lands and also continues to be a terrific means to include loved ones in your event.


Handfasting - An event dating back right to antiquity, Handfasting is a custom of marriage before the availability of rings and precious metals. The couple would take an item of fabric or rope and before their friends and families, declare their love and purpose by stating a few words as well as binding themselves with each other symbolically with the rope. It is from this tradition we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Just what better location to place the assurances of a lifetime and eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the couple while their vows are stated, then in some customs is thrown into a deep body of water to hold those guarantees for evermore. Today that stone might be maintained as a remembrance of this big day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Originally crafted from wood the twin handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit as well as drinking cup rolled into one. King James of Scotland provided 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 actually been know as the "loving cup". This stunning event conveys the blessings of Kith and Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride-to-be is officially approved into the groom's family with this ceremony. Typically the oldest woman member of the bridegroom's family provides a swatch of the family member 's Tartan to the bride-to-be indicating she is now interwoven right into all the doings of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic individuals focused on the protection of fireplace as well as residence. This ceremony is the recognition of the male participants of the bride-to-be's household that they too now have a new relationship and also a brand-new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Minutes wedding celebrations we can give detailed support on Celtic/Scottish/Irish ceremonies, from construction of the ceremony to the last true blessing in Gaelic we can help you create the day of your desires ...

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