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Events recognizing Celtic origins as well as traditions have long been prominent. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the gown of official tartan and kilt, wedding events based on facets of Celtic tradition can offer long lasting memories. Facets of these weddings can consist of part or all the following:

Anam Cara - Actually, the Hearts other Half, this custom is a unique ceremony celebrating the creation of a classic love now and forever more. This event of the elements; to the Celts the four aspects Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which an effective partnership were developed.

Anam Cara

This tradition was adjusted as Christianity relocated right into the Celtic lands and continues to be a fantastic means to include loved ones in your ceremony.


Handfasting - An event dating back to antiquity, Handfasting is a practice of marriage before the availability of rings and also precious metals. The couple would take an item of cloth or rope and before their families and friends, declare their love and intention by reciting a couple of words as well as binding themselves together symbolically with the cordage. It is from this practice we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Just what better area to place the pledges of a life time and eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the bride and groom while their promises are recited, then in some traditions is thrown right 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 wood the double handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit as well as drinking mug rolled into one. King James of Scotland offered 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 attractive ceremony conveys the blessings of Kith and also Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A new bride is officially approved into the bridegroom's family with this event. Typically the oldest woman participant of the bridegroom's family gives a swatch of the family member 's Tartan to the bride-to-be 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 protection of hearth and also house. This event is the recognition of the male members of the bride's household that they too currently have a brand-new connection and a new brother in arms.

Family Arms

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

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