Scottish – Irish – Celtic

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Events recognizing Celtic origins and also customs have actually long been prominent. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the gown of formal tartan and kilt, wedding events based on elements of Celtic tradition can supply lasting memories. Facets of these weddings could include part or all the following:

Anam Cara - Literally, the Hearts other Half, this practice is a special ceremony celebrating the production of a classic love forever more. This event of the elements; to the Celts the four aspects Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which a successful connection were developed.

Anam Cara

This tradition was adjusted as Christianity relocated right into the Celtic lands and also remains to be a terrific way to include family and friends in your ceremony.


Handfasting - A ceremony dating back to antiquity, Handfasting is a tradition of marriage prior to the accessibility of rings as well as precious metals. The couple would take a piece of cloth or rope and before their friends and families, proclaim their love and purpose by stating a few 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 -- Just what better location to put the promises of a life time and also eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the groom and bride while their promises are recited, after that in some practices is tossed right into a deep body of water to hold those guarantees for evermore. Today that stone may be kept as a remembrance of this wedding.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Initially crafted from wood the double handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and drinking vessel rolled into one. King James of Scotland provided his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a sign of his love for her throughout the marriage ceremony, from that point on the Quaich has been referred to as the "loving cup". This stunning ceremony shares 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 settled for into the bridegroom's family through this event. Normally the oldest woman participant of the groom's family offers a piece of the household 's Tartan to the bride symbolizing she is now interwoven into all the doings of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial roots of the Celtic individuals focused on the protection of fireplace as well as house. This ceremony is the recognition of the male participants of the new bride's household that they too currently have a brand-new relationship and also a new brother in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Minutes wedding celebrations we can give thorough assistance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, from building of the ceremony to the last true blessing in Gaelic we can assist you develop the day of your desires ...

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