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Celebrations honoring Celtic origins as well as customs have actually long been preferred. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the outfit of official tartan and kilt, wedding celebrations based on elements of Celtic custom can supply long lasting memories. Elements of these weddings can include part or every one of the following:

Anam Cara - Actually, the Hearts Partner, this custom is a unique ceremony commemorating the development of a classic love now and forever more. This event of the elements; to the Celts the 4 components Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which a successful partnership were built.

Anam Cara

This practice was adjusted as Christianity moved right into the Celtic lands and also remains to be a fantastic means to include family and friends in your event.


Handfasting - A ceremony going back right to antiquity, Handfasting is a custom of marriage prior to the availability of rings as well as precious metals. The couple would take a piece of cloth or rope and before their friends and families, declare their love and purpose 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 -- Just what better location to put the promises of a life time and eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the groom and bride while their promises are recited, then in some traditions is tossed right into a deep body of water to hold those assurances for evermore. Today that stone could be maintained as a remembrance of this big day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Initially crafted from timber the twin 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 been know as the "loving cup". This lovely ceremony conveys the blessings of Kith and also Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride-to-be is officially settled for right into the bridegroom's family through this event. Generally the oldest woman participant of the groom's family provides a swatch of the household 's Tartan to the bride symbolizing she is currently linked right into all the doings of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic individuals focused on the protection of hearth and house. This ceremony is the acknowledgement of the male members of the new bride's household that they as well currently have a new relationship and a brand-new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

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

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