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Events recognizing Celtic origins and practices have actually long been popular. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the gown of formal tartan and kilt, wedding events based on elements of Celtic tradition can provide long lasting memories. Facets of these weddings could include part or all of the following:

Anam Cara - Essentially, the Hearts other Half, this tradition is a unique ceremony commemorating the creation of an ageless love now and forever more. This event of the components; to the Celts the 4 aspects Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which an effective relationship were developed.

Anam Cara

This tradition was adjusted as Christianity relocated into the Celtic lands and remains to be a terrific way to include friends and family in your event.


Handfasting - A ceremony dating back to classical times, Handfasting is a tradition of marriage before the availability of rings and rare-earth elements. The couple would take a piece of fabric or rope and before their friends and families, declare their love and purpose by stating a few words and also 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 assurances of a lifetime as well as eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the groom and bride while their vows are recited, then in some practices is tossed into a deep body of water to hold those pledges for evermore. Today that stone could be maintained as a remembrance of this big day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Initially crafted from timber the double handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and drinking mug rolled into one. King James of Scotland provided 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 stunning ceremony conveys the blessings of Kith and Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A new bride is formally settled for into the groom's family with this event. Usually the oldest woman member of the groom's family provides a swatch of the household 's Tartan to the bride signifying she is now linked into all the doings of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic peoples revolved around the defense of hearth and also residence. This ceremony is the acknowledgement of the male participants of the bride's family that they too currently have a new relationship and a new brother in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Minutes weddings we can give detailed support on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, from construction of the ceremony to the last blessing in Gaelic we can help you develop the day of your desires ...

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