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Celebrations recognizing Celtic origins and also 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 aspects of Celtic tradition can offer long lasting memories. Facets of these weddings can include part or all the following:

Anam Cara - Actually, the Hearts other Half, this custom is a special ceremony celebrating the creation of an ageless love forever more. This celebration of the elements; 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 relocated into the Celtic lands and remains to be a wonderful means to include family and friends in your ceremony.


Handfasting - An event going back right to antiquity, Handfasting is a custom of marriage before the accessibility of rings as well as precious metals. The couple would take an item of fabric or rope and before their friends and families, declare their love and intention by reciting a couple of words as well as binding themselves together symbolically with the rope. It is from this practice we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Just what better location to put 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 vows are stated, after that in some practices is tossed right 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 - Originally crafted from wood the double handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and also drinking cup rolled right into one. King James of Scotland offered 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 actually been called the "loving cup". This lovely ceremony conveys the true blessings of Kith and also Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride-to-be is officially accepted into the bridegroom's family through this ceremony. Usually the oldest woman member of the bridegroom's family offers a swatch of the family member 's Tartan to the bride-to-be indicating she is now interwoven 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 also residence. This ceremony is the recognition of the male participants of the bride-to-be's household that they also currently have a new partnership and a brand-new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

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

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