Scottish – Irish – Celtic

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Events recognizing Celtic roots as well as customs have actually long been prominent. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the gown of formal tartan and kilt, wedding events based upon facets of Celtic tradition can offer lasting memories. Facets of these weddings can include part or every one of the following:

Anam Cara - Literally, the Hearts Partner, this custom is a distinct ceremony celebrating the development of an ageless love forever more. This celebration of the elements; to the Celts the 4 components Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which an effective connection were developed.

Anam Cara

This practice was adapted as Christianity moved into the Celtic lands as well as continues to be a fantastic way to include loved ones in your event.


Handfasting - An event dating back to antiquity, Handfasting is a practice of marriage before the accessibility of rings and also precious metals. The couple would take a piece of cloth or rope and before their families and friends, proclaim their love and intent by reciting a couple of words and also binding themselves together symbolically with the rope. It is from this custom we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- What better area to put the assurances 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 pledges are stated, after that in some traditions is tossed into a deep body of water to hold those guarantees for evermore. Today that stone could 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 also drinking mug rolled right into one. King James of Scotland offered his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a sign of his love for her throughout the marriage ceremony, from that point on the Quaich has been called 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 accepted right into the bridegroom's family via this event. Generally the oldest woman member of the bridegroom's family gives a swatch of the family member 's Tartan to the bride signifying she is now linked into all the doings of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial roots of the Celtic individuals revolved around the protection of hearth as well as house. This event is the acknowledgement of the male members of the new bride's family that they too now have a new relationship as well as a new brother in arms.

Family Arms

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

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