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Celebrations honoring Celtic origins and also customs have actually long been prominent. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the gown of official tartan and kilt, wedding events based on aspects of Celtic tradition can give long lasting memories. Elements of these wedding events can include part or every one of the following:

Anam Cara - Essentially, the Hearts Partner, this tradition is a special event commemorating the production of a classic love forever more. This event of the components; to the Celts the four aspects Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which a successful relationship were constructed.

Anam Cara

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


Handfasting - An event going back right to antiquity, Handfasting is a practice of marriage prior to the availability of rings and also precious metals. The couple would take a piece of cloth or rope and before their friends and families, proclaim their love and purpose by stating a few words and binding themselves together symbolically with the cordage. It is from this practice we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Exactly what better area to place the guarantees of a life time as well as eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the couple while their promises are recited, then in some traditions is thrown right into a deep body of water to hold those promises for evermore. Today that stone might be maintained as a remembrance of this big 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 provided his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a symbol of his love for her during the marriage ceremony, from that point on the Quaich has actually been called the "loving cup". This gorgeous event communicates 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 officially settled for right into the groom's family through this ceremony. Usually the oldest woman member of the groom's family provides a swatch of the family member 's Tartan to the bride signifying she is currently linked right into all the doings of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial roots of the Celtic individuals focused on the protection of hearth and residence. This ceremony is the acknowledgement of the male participants of the bride-to-be's family members that they also now have a brand-new connection as well as a brand-new brother in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Minutes weddings we can give comprehensive support on Celtic/Scottish/Irish ceremonies, from building and construction of the event to the last true blessing in Gaelic we can help you create the day of your desires ...

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