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Celebrations honoring Celtic origins as well as traditions have long been preferred. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the outfit of formal tartan and kilt, wedding celebrations based on aspects of Celtic custom can provide long-term memories. Elements of these wedding celebrations can include part or all of the following:

Anam Cara - Essentially, the Hearts other Half, this practice is an one-of-a-kind ceremony celebrating the creation of an ageless love now and forever more. This celebration of the elements; to the Celts the four components Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which an effective partnership were developed.

Anam Cara

This practice was adjusted as Christianity relocated right into the Celtic lands as well as remains to be a wonderful way to include loved ones in your ceremony.


Handfasting - A ceremony dating back to classical times, Handfasting is a custom of marriage before the accessibility of rings as well as rare-earth elements. 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 and binding themselves together symbolically with the cordage. It is from this practice we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Just what better location to put the promises of a lifetime and also 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 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 and drinking cup rolled into one. King James of Scotland gave his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a symbol of his love for her during the marriage, from that point on the Quaich has been called the "loving cup". This beautiful event shares the blessings of Kith and also Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride is officially approved into the groom's family via this event. Normally the oldest woman participant of the groom's family gives a swatch 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 peoples focused on the protection of fireplace and also home. This event is the acknowledgement of the male members of the new bride's family members that they too now have a brand-new relationship as well as a brand-new brother in arms.

Family Arms

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

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