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Events recognizing Celtic roots and also customs have actually long been preferred. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the gown of official tartan and kilt, wedding events based on elements of Celtic tradition can supply long-term memories. Facets of these wedding celebrations can include part or all of the following:

Anam Cara - Essentially, the Hearts Partner, this tradition is a special event commemorating the creation of an ageless love forever more. This celebration of the elements; to the Celts the 4 elements Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which an effective relationship were built.

Anam Cara

This custom was adapted as Christianity relocated right into the Celtic lands as well as remains to be a wonderful means to include family and friends in your ceremony.


Handfasting - A ceremony going back right to classical times, Handfasting is a tradition of marriage before the availability of rings and precious metals. The couple would take an item of cloth or rope and before their families and friends, proclaim their love and purpose by stating a couple of words as well as binding themselves with each other symbolically with the rope. It is from this tradition we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- What better area to place the promises of a lifetime 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 practices is thrown into a deep body of water to hold those guarantees for evermore. Today that stone could be maintained as a remembrance of this wedding.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Initially crafted from wood the twin handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and also drinking vessel 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, from that point on the Quaich has actually been know as the "loving cup". This beautiful event conveys the blessings of Kith and Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride-to-be is formally accepted into the bridegroom's family through this ceremony. Generally the oldest woman member of the groom's family provides a piece of the family member 's Tartan to the bride indicating she is currently linked into all the doings of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic individuals revolved around the defense of hearth and residence. This ceremony is the acknowledgement of the male participants of the bride's family that they too now have a brand-new partnership and a brand-new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Minutes wedding events we can offer extensive support on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, from construction of the event to the last true blessing in Gaelic we can assist you develop the day of your dreams ...

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