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

Anam Cara - Actually, the Hearts Partner, this practice is a unique ceremony celebrating the creation of an ageless love forever more. This celebration of the components; to the Celts the four components Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which an effective partnership were built.

Anam Cara

This custom was adjusted as Christianity moved right into the Celtic lands as well as continues to be a wonderful means to include family and friends in your event.


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

Oathing Stone -- Exactly what better area to put the promises of a life time and also 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 practices is tossed right into a deep body of water to hold those assurances for evermore. Today that stone may be kept as a remembrance of this special day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Originally crafted from wood the twin handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit as well as drinking cup rolled into one. King James of Scotland gave 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 gorgeous event shares the true blessings of Kith as well as 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 ceremony. Typically the oldest female member of the groom's family gives a swatch of the family member 's Tartan to the new bride representing she is currently interwoven into all the behaviors of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial roots of the Celtic peoples revolved around the defense of fireplace and home. This event is the recognition of the male participants of the new bride's family members that they too currently have a new partnership and also a new brother in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Minutes wedding celebrations we can give extensive support on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, from building of the ceremony to the last true blessing in Gaelic we can help you produce the day of your dreams ...

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