Scottish – Irish – Celtic

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Events honoring Celtic roots as well as practices have actually long been preferred. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the gown of formal tartan and kilt, wedding celebrations based on facets of Celtic custom can offer enduring memories. Elements of these wedding celebrations could consist of part or all of the following:

Anam Cara - Actually, the Hearts Partner, this practice is a unique ceremony commemorating the development of a timeless love forever more. This event of the components; to the Celts the 4 components Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which an effective relationship were built.

Anam Cara

This custom was adjusted as Christianity moved into the Celtic lands and also remains to be a terrific means to include friends and family in your event.


Handfasting - A ceremony going back to classical times, Handfasting is a custom of marriage prior to the accessibility of rings as well as precious metals. The couple would take an item of cloth or rope and before their friends and families, declare their love and intention by stating a few words and also binding themselves together symbolically with the rope. It is from this practice we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- What better place 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 bride and groom while their pledges are stated, then in some practices is tossed right into a deep body of water to hold those assurances for evermore. Today that stone might be kept as a remembrance of this special day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Originally crafted from timber the double handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and drinking vessel rolled into one. King James of Scotland gave his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a sign of his love for her during the marriage, from that point on the Quaich has been know as the "loving cup". This gorgeous ceremony shares the true blessings of Kith and Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride-to-be is formally approved right into the groom's family via this ceremony. Normally the oldest woman participant of the groom's family gives a swatch of the household 's Tartan to the bride signifying she is currently linked right into all the behaviors of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial roots of the Celtic peoples revolved around the protection of fireplace as well as home. This event is the acknowledgement of the male members of the bride's family that they too now have a new relationship as well as a brand-new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Minutes wedding celebrations we can provide extensive assistance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, from building of the event to the last true blessing in Gaelic we can assist you create the day of your dreams ...

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