Scottish – Irish – Celtic

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Celebrations recognizing Celtic origins and traditions have actually long been prominent. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the gown of formal tartan and kilt, wedding events based on aspects of Celtic tradition can supply long lasting memories. Aspects of these wedding celebrations can consist of part or all of the following:

Anam Cara - Literally, the Hearts Partner, this practice is a one-of-a-kind event celebrating the production of a timeless love forever more. This celebration of the aspects; to the Celts the four aspects Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which a successful connection were built.

Anam Cara

This practice was adjusted as Christianity moved right into the Celtic lands and continues to be a wonderful way to include family and friends in your event.


Handfasting - A ceremony going back to classical times, 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 families and friends, state their love and intention by reciting a few words and also binding themselves together symbolically with the rope. It is from this practice we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Exactly what better location to place the promises of a lifetime and also eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the groom and bride while their pledges are stated, after that in some customs is thrown into a deep body of water to hold those promises for evermore. Today that stone might be kept 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 mug rolled right 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 actually been know as the "loving cup". This stunning event 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 formally settled for into the groom's family through this ceremony. Usually the oldest female participant of the groom's family offers a swatch of the family member 's Tartan to the new bride indicating she is now linked right into all the doings of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial roots of the Celtic peoples revolved around the defense of fireplace and home. This ceremony is the recognition of the male members of the new bride's family that they too now have a new partnership and also a brand-new brother in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Minutes weddings we can provide detailed assistance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish ceremonies, from construction of the ceremony to the final blessing in Gaelic we can assist you create the day of your desires ...

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