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Celebrations recognizing Celtic roots as well as customs have long been popular. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the gown of official tartan and kilt, wedding events based on aspects of Celtic tradition can provide enduring memories. Elements of these wedding events can consist of part or every one of the following:

Anam Cara - Essentially, the Hearts Partner, this custom is a distinct event commemorating the production of a timeless love forever more. This event of the elements; to the Celts the four elements Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which a successful connection were developed.

Anam Cara

This practice was adapted as Christianity relocated into the Celtic lands and continues to be a fantastic way to include loved ones in your event.


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

Oathing Stone -- What better area to put the assurances of a lifetime as well as eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the couple while their promises are recited, after that in some practices is tossed into a deep body of water to hold those assurances for evermore. Today that stone could be maintained as a remembrance of this wedding.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Originally crafted from timber the double handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and drinking vessel rolled into one. King James of Scotland provided his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a sign of his love for her during the wedding, from that point on the Quaich has actually been referred to as the "loving cup". This attractive ceremony shares the true blessings of Kith and Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride-to-be is officially accepted right into the bridegroom's family through this event. Usually the oldest female member of the groom's family offers a swatch of the family member 's Tartan to the bride symbolizing she is currently linked into all the doings of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic individuals focused on the defense of fireplace and home. This ceremony is the recognition of the male members of the bride's family that they too now have a brand-new connection and a new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Minutes wedding events we can supply thorough guidance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish ceremonies, from building and construction of the ceremony to the last true blessing in Gaelic we can help you create the day of your desires ...

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