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Events recognizing Celtic roots and also customs have long been preferred. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the dress of formal tartan and kilt, weddings based on facets of Celtic practice can offer enduring memories. Facets of these wedding events could consist of part or all of the following:

Anam Cara - Literally, the Hearts other Half, this custom is a unique ceremony commemorating the creation of a timeless love forever more. This event of the aspects; to the Celts the four aspects Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which an effective partnership were constructed.

Anam Cara

This practice was adapted as Christianity moved into the Celtic lands as well as continues to be a terrific way to include loved ones in your event.


Handfasting - A ceremony dating back to antiquity, Handfasting is a tradition of marriage prior to the accessibility of rings and also precious metals. The couple would take a piece of cloth or rope and before their families and friends, declare their love and purpose by stating a couple of words as well as binding themselves together symbolically with the cordage. It is from this custom we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- What better area to place the promises of a life time and also eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the couple while their vows are stated, after that in some customs is tossed right into a deep body of water to hold those promises for evermore. Today that stone might be kept as a remembrance of this special day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Originally crafted from wood the twin handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit as well as drinking mug 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 know as the "loving cup". This lovely event conveys the blessings of Kith and also Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride-to-be is officially approved right into the groom's family through this ceremony. Normally the oldest female member of the groom's family gives a piece of the family member 's Tartan to the new bride symbolizing she is currently interwoven right into all the behaviors of the clan.

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

Family Arms

At Life's Minutes wedding celebrations we can provide extensive support on Celtic/Scottish/Irish ceremonies, from building of the event to the final true blessing in Gaelic we can assist you create the day of your dreams ...

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