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Celebrations honoring Celtic origins as well as customs have long been preferred. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the outfit of official tartan and kilt, wedding celebrations based on aspects of Celtic tradition can supply lasting memories. Facets of these weddings can consist of part or every one of the following:

Anam Cara - Literally, the Hearts other Half, this custom is a unique event celebrating the creation of an ageless love now and forever more. This event of the elements; to the Celts the four aspects Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which an effective connection were built.

Anam Cara

This custom was adjusted as Christianity moved right into the Celtic lands as well as remains to be a wonderful means to include friends and family in your ceremony.


Handfasting - A ceremony going back to antiquity, Handfasting is a tradition of marriage prior to the accessibility of rings and also rare-earth elements. The couple would take a piece of cloth or rope and before their friends and families, state their love and intention by stating a few words and also binding themselves together symbolically with the cordage. It is from this tradition we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Exactly what better place to place the promises of a life time as well as eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the couple while their vows are stated, then in some customs is thrown right into a deep body of water to hold those guarantees for evermore. Today that stone may be kept as a remembrance of this big day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Originally crafted from timber the twin handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and also drinking cup rolled into one. King James of Scotland offered his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a sign of his love for her throughout the marriage, from that point on the Quaich has been referred to as the "loving cup". This lovely ceremony shares the blessings of Kith as well as Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A new bride is formally approved into the groom's family with this ceremony. Generally the oldest woman participant of the bridegroom's family offers a swatch 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 defense of hearth and also home. This ceremony is the recognition of the male members of the bride-to-be's family that they as well now have a brand-new relationship as well as a brand-new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Minutes weddings we can give comprehensive guidance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish ceremonies, from building of the ceremony to the final true blessing in Gaelic we can assist you develop the day of your desires ...

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