Scottish – Irish – Celtic

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Events recognizing Celtic origins and also traditions have long been preferred. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the outfit of official tartan and kilt, wedding celebrations based upon elements of Celtic custom can offer lasting memories. Facets of these wedding celebrations can consist of part or all the following:

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

Anam Cara

This tradition was adapted as Christianity relocated into the Celtic lands and also remains to be a terrific means to include loved ones in your ceremony.


Handfasting - A ceremony dating back to antiquity, Handfasting is a tradition of marriage before the accessibility of rings as well as rare-earth elements. The couple would take an item of cloth or rope and before their friends and families, state their love and purpose by reciting a few words as well as binding themselves together symbolically with the cordage. It is from this custom we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Exactly what better place to put the guarantees of a lifetime and eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the bride and groom while their pledges are recited, then in some customs is thrown into a deep body of water to hold those assurances for evermore. Today that stone might be kept as a remembrance of this big day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Originally crafted from timber the twin handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and also drinking mug rolled into one. King James of Scotland offered his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a symbol of his love for her throughout the marriage ceremony, from that point on the Quaich has been referred to as the "loving cup". This stunning ceremony shares the true blessings of Kith and Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride is officially approved right into the bridegroom's family via this ceremony. Normally the oldest female participant of the groom's family offers a piece of the family member 's Tartan to the new bride signifying she is currently linked right into all the behaviors of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic peoples focused on the defense of fireplace and home. This event is the acknowledgement of the male participants of the bride-to-be's household that they also currently have a new connection and a new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

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

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