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Events honoring Celtic origins and customs have actually long been preferred. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the gown of official tartan and kilt, wedding celebrations based upon elements of Celtic practice can offer enduring memories. Aspects of these wedding celebrations could consist of part or all of the following:

Anam Cara - Essentially, the Hearts other Half, this tradition is a distinct event celebrating the development of a timeless love 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 relationship were built.

Anam Cara

This custom was adapted as Christianity moved into the Celtic lands and also continues to be a remarkable way to include loved ones in your ceremony.


Handfasting - A ceremony dating back right to classical times, Handfasting is a custom of marriage before the availability of rings and precious metals. The couple would take a piece of cloth or rope and before their families and friends, state their love and intent by reciting a few words and binding themselves with each other symbolically with the rope. It is from this tradition we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Exactly what better area to place the pledges of a lifetime and eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the couple while their promises are recited, then in some traditions is tossed into a deep body of water to hold those assurances for evermore. Today that stone may 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 mug rolled into one. King James of Scotland offered his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a symbol of his love for her during the marriage ceremony, from that point on the Quaich has been called the "loving cup". This stunning event shares the true blessings of Kith and Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride is formally approved right into the bridegroom's family with this ceremony. Generally the oldest woman member of the groom's family offers a swatch of the family member 's Tartan to the bride-to-be symbolizing she is now linked into all the behaviors of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic individuals revolved around the defense of hearth and also home. This event is the recognition of the male members of the bride's family that they as well currently have a brand-new relationship as well as a new brother in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Minutes weddings we can offer thorough guidance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, from building and construction of the ceremony to the final blessing in Gaelic we can assist you develop the day of your desires ...

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