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Events honoring Celtic origins and also traditions have long been prominent. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the gown of formal tartan and kilt, weddings based upon aspects of Celtic custom can provide long lasting memories. Aspects of these weddings can include part or every one of the following:

Anam Cara - Essentially, the Hearts other Half, this tradition is a one-of-a-kind event celebrating the creation of an ageless love forever more. This celebration of the aspects; to the Celts the four components Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which a successful partnership were constructed.

Anam Cara

This tradition was adjusted as Christianity moved into the Celtic lands and continues to be a wonderful means to include friends and family in your ceremony.


Handfasting - An event going back to antiquity, Handfasting is a practice of marriage prior to the accessibility of rings and also rare-earth elements. The couple would take a piece of fabric or rope and before their families and friends, declare their love and intent by reciting a couple of words and binding themselves with each other symbolically with the cordage. It is from this tradition we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- What better location to put the guarantees of a life time as well as eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the groom and bride while their vows are stated, after that in some practices is thrown into a deep body of water to hold those assurances for evermore. Today that stone could be maintained as a remembrance of this wedding.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Originally crafted from timber the twin handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit as well as drinking mug rolled right 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 referred to as the "loving cup". This stunning event conveys the blessings of Kith and Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A new bride is formally accepted into the bridegroom's family through this event. Generally the oldest woman participant of the groom's family offers a swatch of the household 's Tartan to the bride indicating she is currently linked into all the behaviors of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic individuals revolved around the defense of fireplace and also residence. This ceremony is the recognition of the male participants of the bride-to-be's family that they also currently have a brand-new connection as well as a new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Minutes wedding events we can offer comprehensive support on Celtic/Scottish/Irish ceremonies, from construction of the event to the last blessing in Gaelic we can help you create the day of your desires ...

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