Scottish – Irish – Celtic

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Events recognizing Celtic origins as well as customs have actually long been prominent. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the dress of formal tartan and kilt, weddings based on elements of Celtic practice can provide lasting memories. Facets of these wedding events could include part or every one of the following:

Anam Cara - Literally, the Hearts other Half, this custom is a unique ceremony commemorating the development of an ageless love now and forever more. This event of the components; to the Celts the four aspects Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which a successful relationship were developed.

Anam Cara

This practice was adjusted as Christianity relocated into the Celtic lands and also continues to be a wonderful means to include family and friends in your event.


Handfasting - An event going back to classical times, Handfasting is a tradition of marriage prior to the accessibility of rings and also precious metals. The couple would take an item of cloth or rope and before their families and friends, proclaim their love and intent by stating a couple of words as well as binding themselves together symbolically with the cordage. It is from this custom we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Exactly what better location to put the pledges of a lifetime and eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the bride and groom while their vows are recited, after that in some traditions is tossed into a deep body of water to hold those promises for evermore. Today that stone could be kept as a remembrance of this big day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Initially crafted from wood the double handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and drinking vessel rolled right into one. King James of Scotland provided his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a sign of his love for her during the marriage, from that point on the Quaich has actually been called 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 new bride is formally accepted into the bridegroom's family through this event. Typically the oldest female member of the groom's family provides a swatch of the household 's Tartan to the new bride indicating she is now interwoven into all the behaviors of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic individuals focused on the protection of fireplace and home. This ceremony is the acknowledgement of the male members of the bride-to-be's family that they too currently have a brand-new partnership as well as a new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

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

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