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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 formal tartan and kilt, wedding celebrations based upon facets of Celtic custom can supply long-term memories. Aspects of these weddings could consist of part or all of the following:

Anam Cara - Essentially, the Hearts other Half, this custom is a special event celebrating the development of an ageless love now and 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 connection were constructed.

Anam Cara

This custom was adjusted as Christianity moved into the Celtic lands and continues to be a remarkable way to include family and friends in your event.


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

Oathing Stone -- Just what better area to put the pledges of a lifetime 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 into a deep body of water to hold those promises for evermore. Today that stone could be kept as a remembrance of this special day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Originally crafted from wood the double 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 sign of his love for her throughout the wedding, from that point on the Quaich has actually been called the "loving cup". This lovely event shares the true blessings of Kith and Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A new bride is formally approved right into the bridegroom's family through this ceremony. Normally the oldest woman member of the groom's family provides a piece of the household 's Tartan to the bride-to-be indicating she is now linked into all the behaviors of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic peoples revolved around the defense of hearth as well as house. This event is the acknowledgement of the male members of the new bride's household that they too currently have a new relationship and a brand-new brother in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Minutes weddings we can provide extensive guidance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish ceremonies, from building and construction of the event to the last blessing in Gaelic we can assist you develop the day of your dreams ...

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