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Celebrations recognizing Celtic roots as well as practices have long been preferred. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the outfit of official tartan and kilt, wedding celebrations based on elements of Celtic custom can supply long lasting memories. Facets of these weddings can consist of part or all the following:

Anam Cara - Literally, the Hearts other Half, this custom is a unique ceremony celebrating the production of a timeless love now and forever more. This event of the elements; to the Celts the 4 aspects Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which a successful partnership were developed.

Anam Cara

This practice was adapted as Christianity moved right into the Celtic lands and remains to be a remarkable means to include friends and family in your event.


Handfasting - An event dating back right to classical times, Handfasting is a practice of marriage before the accessibility of rings and also rare-earth elements. The couple would take a piece of fabric or rope and before their families and friends, proclaim their love and purpose by reciting a few words and binding themselves together symbolically with the rope. It is from this practice we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Exactly what better place to put the promises of a lifetime as well as eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the groom and bride while their promises are stated, after that in some practices is tossed right into a deep body of water to hold those promises for evermore. Today that stone could be kept as a remembrance of this big day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Initially crafted from timber the double handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and drinking mug rolled into one. King James of Scotland offered his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a sign of his love for her during the wedding, from that point on the Quaich has been know as the "loving cup". This attractive event conveys the blessings of Kith and Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A new bride is officially approved into the bridegroom's family via this ceremony. Normally the oldest female participant of the bridegroom's family provides a swatch of the household 's Tartan to the bride symbolizing she is now linked 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 house. This event is the recognition of the male members of the bride's family members that they also currently have a brand-new relationship as well as a new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

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

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