Scottish – Irish – Celtic

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Events honoring Celtic roots and also traditions have long been prominent. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the gown of formal tartan and kilt, wedding events based upon elements of Celtic tradition can give long lasting memories. Aspects of these weddings could include part or all the following:

Anam Cara - Essentially, the Hearts other Half, this practice is a distinct ceremony commemorating the production of an ageless love 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 relationship were built.

Anam Cara

This practice was adjusted as Christianity moved into the Celtic lands and also continues to be a wonderful way to include loved ones in your ceremony.


Handfasting - An event going back to antiquity, Handfasting is a practice of marriage before the availability of rings and also rare-earth elements. The couple would take an item of cloth or rope and before their friends and families, proclaim their love and intention by reciting a few words and also binding themselves together symbolically with the cordage. It is from this tradition we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Just what better area to put the promises of a lifetime and also eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the bride and groom while their pledges are stated, after that in some practices is tossed into a deep body of water to hold those pledges 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 vessel rolled right into one. King James of Scotland provided his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a symbol of his love for her throughout the wedding, from that point on the Quaich has been referred to as the "loving cup". This beautiful ceremony conveys the true blessings of Kith as well as Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A new bride is formally approved right into the groom's family via this event. Normally the oldest woman member of the groom's family provides a swatch of the family member 's Tartan to the bride symbolizing she is currently linked right into all the behaviors of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial roots of the Celtic individuals focused on the protection of fireplace and also home. This event is the acknowledgement of the male members of the new bride's household that they also currently have a brand-new relationship and a new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Minutes wedding celebrations we can give comprehensive guidance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, from building and construction of the event to the last true blessing in Gaelic we can assist you create the day of your dreams ...

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