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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 dress of formal tartan and kilt, wedding celebrations based upon facets of Celtic tradition can offer lasting memories. Elements of these weddings can include part or all the following:

Anam Cara - Actually, the Hearts other Half, this tradition is a one-of-a-kind ceremony celebrating the production of an ageless love now and forever more. This celebration of the elements; to the Celts the 4 elements Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which a successful relationship were built.

Anam Cara

This practice was adapted as Christianity relocated into the Celtic lands and continues to be a fantastic way to include loved ones in your ceremony.


Handfasting - An event going back to antiquity, Handfasting is a tradition of marriage prior to the availability of rings as well as rare-earth elements. The couple would take an item of cloth or rope and before their friends and families, state their love and intent by stating a few 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 place the guarantees of a life time and eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the bride and groom while their pledges are stated, then in some traditions is thrown right into a deep body of water to hold those guarantees for evermore. Today that stone might be kept as a remembrance of this big day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Initially crafted from wood the twin handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and also drinking cup rolled right into one. King James of Scotland gave 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 know as the "loving cup". This lovely event shares 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 approved into the bridegroom's family with this ceremony. Usually the oldest female participant of the groom's family offers a swatch of the household 's Tartan to the bride-to-be signifying she is now linked right into all the doings of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial roots of the Celtic peoples revolved around the protection of hearth and residence. This event is the recognition of the male members of the bride's family members that they too currently have a new connection as well as a brand-new brother in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Minutes wedding events we can give comprehensive assistance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, from construction of the ceremony to the last true blessing in Gaelic we can assist you produce the day of your desires ...

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