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Events honoring Celtic origins as well as practices have actually long been preferred. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the outfit of official tartan and kilt, weddings based on aspects of Celtic tradition can provide lasting memories. Facets of these weddings can include part or all the following:

Anam Cara - Actually, the Hearts Partner, this tradition is a distinct ceremony commemorating the production of a classic love now and forever more. This celebration of the aspects; to the Celts the four elements Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which an effective connection were built.

Anam Cara

This custom was adjusted as Christianity moved right into the Celtic lands as well as remains to be a fantastic way to include family and friends in your ceremony.


Handfasting - A ceremony dating back to antiquity, Handfasting is a tradition of marriage before the accessibility of rings as well as precious metals. The couple would take a piece of fabric or rope and before their friends and families, declare their love and intention by reciting a couple of words and binding themselves with each other symbolically with the rope. It is from this tradition we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Just what better location to put the promises of a lifetime and eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the couple while their pledges are recited, after that in some traditions is tossed into a deep body of water to hold those promises for evermore. Today that stone may be maintained as a remembrance of this special day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Originally crafted from wood the double handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and drinking vessel 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 know as the "loving cup". This beautiful event communicates 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 officially settled for right into the groom's family with this event. Generally the oldest woman participant of the bridegroom's family offers a swatch of the family member 's Tartan to the bride representing she is now linked right into all the behaviors of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic individuals revolved around the protection of fireplace as well as home. This ceremony is the recognition of the male participants of the bride-to-be's household that they too now have a brand-new partnership as well as a new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

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

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