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Events recognizing Celtic roots as well as traditions have long been preferred. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the dress of official tartan and kilt, wedding events based upon facets of Celtic practice can offer enduring memories. Aspects of these wedding celebrations could consist of part or all the following:

Anam Cara - Actually, the Hearts other Half, this custom is a unique event commemorating the development of a timeless love forever more. This celebration of the components; to the Celts the four elements Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which an effective relationship were developed.

Anam Cara

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


Handfasting - An event going back to antiquity, Handfasting is a practice of marriage before the availability of rings and precious metals. The couple would take a piece of fabric or rope and before their friends and families, proclaim their love and intention by reciting a few words and binding themselves together 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 guarantees of a lifetime and also eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the couple while their pledges are recited, then in some traditions is thrown right into a deep body of water to hold those promises for evermore. Today that stone might be maintained as a remembrance of this big day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Originally crafted from wood the twin handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and drinking mug rolled into one. King James of Scotland provided 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 been called the "loving cup". This beautiful ceremony communicates the true blessings of Kith and also Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride is formally approved into the groom's family with this ceremony. Typically the oldest woman participant of the groom's family offers a piece of the family member 's Tartan to the new bride signifying she is now interwoven into all the behaviors of the clan.

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

Family Arms

At Life's Minutes wedding events we can supply detailed support on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, from building of the event to the last true blessing in Gaelic we can assist you create the day of your desires ...

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