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Celebrations honoring Celtic roots and practices have long been popular. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the dress of official tartan and kilt, wedding events based on aspects of Celtic tradition can offer long-term memories. Elements of these wedding events could include part or all the following:

Anam Cara - Actually, the Hearts Partner, this practice is a special event commemorating the development of an ageless love now and forever more. This celebration of the elements; to the Celts the four components Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which a successful partnership were built.

Anam Cara

This tradition was adapted as Christianity relocated into the Celtic lands and also remains to be a remarkable way to include loved ones in your event.


Handfasting - A ceremony going back 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 cloth or rope and before their friends and families, declare their love and intention by stating a couple of words and binding themselves with each other symbolically with the rope. It is from this practice we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Exactly what better place to put the assurances of a life time and eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the couple while their promises are recited, after that in some customs is tossed into a deep body of water to hold those assurances for evermore. Today that stone could be maintained as a remembrance of this special day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Initially crafted from timber the double handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and also drinking vessel rolled right into one. King James of Scotland provided his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a sign of his love for her during the wedding, from that point on the Quaich has been referred to 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 formally approved into the bridegroom's family through this event. Normally the oldest female participant of the bridegroom's family offers a piece of the household 's Tartan to the bride-to-be indicating she is currently interwoven right into all the doings of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial roots of the Celtic peoples focused on the protection of hearth and also home. This ceremony is the recognition of the male participants of the bride's household that they as well currently have a new partnership and a brand-new brother in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Minutes wedding celebrations we can give extensive assistance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish ceremonies, from building and construction of the ceremony to the final true blessing in Gaelic we can help you create the day of your dreams ...

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