Scottish – Irish – Celtic

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Events honoring Celtic origins as well as traditions have actually long been popular. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the gown of official tartan and kilt, weddings based on aspects of Celtic custom can supply lasting memories. Aspects of these weddings could consist of part or all the following:

Anam Cara - Literally, the Hearts Partner, this custom is a one-of-a-kind event commemorating the production of a classic love forever more. This event of the elements; to the Celts the four components Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which a successful partnership were developed.

Anam Cara

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


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

Oathing Stone -- Just what better area to put the pledges of a life time and also eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the bride and groom while their vows are stated, then in some traditions is thrown right into a deep body of water to hold those assurances for evermore. Today that stone may be maintained as a remembrance of this wedding.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Initially crafted from wood the twin handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and 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 marriage, from that point on the Quaich has actually been referred to as the "loving cup". This attractive event conveys the true blessings of Kith and also Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride is formally accepted into the bridegroom's family through this event. Typically the oldest woman member of the bridegroom's family offers a piece of the household 's Tartan to the new bride symbolizing 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 protection of hearth and also residence. This event is the acknowledgement of the male members of the new bride's household that they also now have a new connection as well as a new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Minutes weddings we can give extensive support on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, from building of the event to the final true blessing in Gaelic we can assist you produce the day of your desires ...

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