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Events recognizing Celtic origins as well as customs have actually long been preferred. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the dress of official tartan and kilt, wedding celebrations based on aspects of Celtic practice can offer lasting memories. Elements of these wedding celebrations can include part or all the following:

Anam Cara - Literally, the Hearts other Half, this tradition is a unique ceremony celebrating the production of a timeless love forever more. This celebration of the aspects; to the Celts the four components Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which an effective connection were constructed.

Anam Cara

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


Handfasting - A ceremony going back to antiquity, Handfasting is a tradition of marriage prior to the availability of rings as well as precious metals. The couple would take an item of cloth or rope and before their families and friends, proclaim their love and purpose by stating a couple of words and also binding themselves with each other symbolically with the rope. It is from this custom we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Exactly what better area to put the assurances of a life time 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 pledges for evermore. Today that stone may be kept as a remembrance of this special day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Initially crafted from timber the twin handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit as well as drinking cup rolled right 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 ceremony, from that point on the Quaich has been referred to as the "loving cup". This beautiful event conveys the blessings of Kith and also 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 through this event. Normally the oldest woman participant of the groom's family provides a piece of the household 's Tartan to the bride indicating she is now interwoven right into all the doings of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic peoples revolved around the defense of fireplace and also house. This ceremony is the acknowledgement of the male participants of the bride-to-be's household that they also currently have a brand-new partnership and a brand-new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Minutes wedding events we can offer extensive guidance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish ceremonies, from building and construction of the event to the final true blessing in Gaelic we can help you produce the day of your dreams ...

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