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Events honoring Celtic origins and traditions have long been prominent. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the outfit of official tartan and kilt, weddings based on aspects of Celtic custom can provide lasting memories. Elements of these weddings can consist of part or every one of the following:

Anam Cara - Literally, the Hearts Partner, this tradition is a unique ceremony celebrating the development of a classic love now and forever more. This event of the elements; to the Celts the four components Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which an effective relationship were built.

Anam Cara

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


Handfasting - A ceremony going back right to classical times, Handfasting is a tradition of marriage prior to the accessibility of rings and also rare-earth elements. The couple would take an item of fabric or rope and before their families and friends, declare their love and intent by stating a couple of words as well as binding themselves together symbolically with the rope. It is from this practice we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".

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

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Initially crafted from wood the double handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and drinking mug 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 called the "loving cup". This stunning event shares the 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 accepted right into the groom's family through this ceremony. Typically the oldest female member of the groom's family provides a swatch of the family member 's Tartan to the new bride symbolizing she is now interwoven right 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 fireplace and residence. This event is the recognition of the male members of the bride-to-be's family that they as well now have a brand-new connection and also a new brother in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Minutes wedding celebrations we can supply comprehensive support on Celtic/Scottish/Irish ceremonies, from construction of the ceremony to the last true blessing in Gaelic we can help you develop the day of your desires ...

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