Scottish – Irish – Celtic

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Events honoring Celtic origins and also practices have long been popular. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the outfit of official tartan and kilt, wedding events based upon aspects of Celtic tradition can provide long lasting memories. Facets of these wedding events could include part or all of the following:

Anam Cara - Actually, the Hearts other Half, this practice is a unique ceremony celebrating the production of an ageless love forever more. This event of the elements; to the Celts the 4 aspects Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which an effective partnership were built.

Anam Cara

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


Handfasting - A ceremony dating back right to antiquity, Handfasting is a custom of marriage before the availability of rings and also rare-earth elements. The couple would take an item of fabric or rope and before their friends and families, declare their love and purpose by reciting a couple of words and also binding themselves with each other symbolically with the cordage. It is from this custom we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Just what better location to place the promises of a life time and eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the groom and bride while their pledges are recited, then in some traditions is thrown right into a deep body of water to hold those assurances for evermore. Today that stone may be maintained as a remembrance of this special day.

Oathing Stone

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

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride-to-be is formally accepted right into the bridegroom's family through this event. Normally the oldest woman member of the groom's family gives a swatch of the family member 's Tartan to the bride 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 also home. This event is the recognition of the male participants of the bride's family members that they too currently have a new partnership and a brand-new brother in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Minutes wedding celebrations we can offer extensive guidance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, from building of the ceremony to the last true blessing in Gaelic we can help you create the day of your desires ...

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