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Events honoring Celtic origins and customs have long been popular. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the outfit of official tartan and kilt, weddings based on elements of Celtic custom can supply lasting memories. Aspects of these wedding celebrations can consist of part or all the following:

Anam Cara - Literally, the Hearts Partner, this practice is a special event celebrating the development of a classic love forever more. This event of the aspects; to the Celts the 4 aspects Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which an effective connection were constructed.

Anam Cara

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


Handfasting - An event dating back right to antiquity, Handfasting is a practice of marriage prior to the accessibility of rings and also rare-earth elements. The couple would take a piece of fabric or rope and before their friends and families, declare their love and purpose by stating a couple of words and binding themselves with each other symbolically with the rope. It is from this tradition we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- What better place to place the pledges of a lifetime and also eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the bride and groom while their promises are recited, then in some traditions is thrown right into a deep body of water to hold those promises for evermore. Today that stone could be kept as a remembrance of this special day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Originally crafted from timber the twin handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and drinking vessel 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 wedding, from that point on the Quaich has been called the "loving cup". This gorgeous ceremony communicates the blessings of Kith as well as Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride-to-be is formally approved right into the groom's family through this event. Normally the oldest female participant of the groom's family gives a swatch of the household 's Tartan to the bride-to-be symbolizing she is currently interwoven into all the behaviors of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial roots of the Celtic individuals focused on the defense of hearth and residence. This event is the acknowledgement of the male members of the new bride's family that they too now have a new connection and a brand-new brother in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Minutes wedding celebrations we can give thorough guidance 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 desires ...

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