Scottish – Irish – Celtic

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Celebrations honoring Celtic roots and customs have long been prominent. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the gown of official tartan and kilt, wedding events based upon elements of Celtic practice can provide lasting memories. Elements of these wedding events can consist of part or all the following:

Anam Cara - Essentially, the Hearts other Half, this custom is a distinct event celebrating the production of a classic love forever more. This event of the components; to the Celts the four aspects Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which an effective connection were developed.

Anam Cara

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


Handfasting - An event going back right to antiquity, Handfasting is a practice of marriage prior to the availability of rings as well as rare-earth elements. The couple would take a piece of cloth or rope and before their friends and families, proclaim their love and intent by stating a few words and binding themselves together symbolically with the rope. It is from this custom we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Exactly what better area to put the guarantees 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 vows are recited, then in some traditions is tossed into a deep body of water to hold those pledges for evermore. Today that stone may be maintained as a remembrance of this special day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Originally crafted from wood the double handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and drinking mug rolled into one. King James of Scotland provided 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 know as the "loving cup". This beautiful event conveys the true blessings of Kith and also Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride is formally accepted right into the groom's family with this event. Normally the oldest woman participant of the bridegroom's family offers a piece of the household 's Tartan to the bride signifying she is currently linked into all the behaviors of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial roots of the Celtic peoples focused on the defense of hearth as well as house. This event is the acknowledgement of the male members of the bride-to-be's family members that they too now have a brand-new relationship and a new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Minutes wedding celebrations we can give comprehensive assistance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, from construction of the ceremony to the final blessing in Gaelic we can help you create the day of your desires ...

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