Scottish – Irish – Celtic

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Events recognizing Celtic roots and also customs have long been popular. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the outfit of official tartan and kilt, wedding events based on facets of Celtic tradition can provide lasting memories. Aspects of these weddings can consist of part or all the following:

Anam Cara - Actually, the Hearts other Half, this tradition is a special event celebrating the development of a classic love now and forever more. This event of the aspects; to the Celts the four components Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which a successful connection were constructed.

Anam Cara

This custom was adapted as Christianity moved into the Celtic lands and remains to be a remarkable means to include family and friends in your event.


Handfasting - An event going back right to classical times, Handfasting is a custom of marriage before the accessibility of rings as well as precious metals. The couple would take an item of fabric or rope and before their friends and families, state their love and intent by reciting a couple of words and also binding themselves together symbolically with the rope. It is from this tradition we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Exactly what better place to place the guarantees of a life time and also eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the groom and bride while their pledges are stated, then in some practices is thrown into a deep body of water to hold those pledges for evermore. Today that stone could be kept as a remembrance of this big day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Originally crafted from timber the twin handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and also drinking cup rolled right into one. King James of Scotland provided his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a sign of his love for her during the marriage, from that point on the Quaich has actually been called the "loving cup". This lovely ceremony shares the blessings of Kith and Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A new bride is officially settled for into the groom's family via this event. Normally the oldest female member of the bridegroom's family offers a swatch of the household 's Tartan to the bride-to-be signifying she is now interwoven right into all the behaviors of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic peoples focused on the protection of fireplace and house. This ceremony is the recognition of the male members of the bride's family members that they too now have a new connection as well as a brand-new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

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

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