Scottish – Irish – Celtic

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Events honoring Celtic roots as well as traditions have actually long been popular. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the dress of formal tartan and kilt, wedding events based upon aspects of Celtic tradition can give enduring memories. Elements of these wedding celebrations could consist of part or every one of the following:

Anam Cara - Essentially, the Hearts Partner, this tradition is a unique ceremony commemorating the development of a timeless love now and forever more. This celebration of the elements; to the Celts the 4 aspects Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which an effective relationship were developed.

Anam Cara

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


Handfasting - An event going back to classical times, Handfasting is a custom of marriage before the availability of rings and rare-earth elements. The couple would take a piece of cloth or rope and before their families and friends, declare their love and intention by reciting a few words and binding themselves with each other symbolically with the rope. It is from this custom we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Exactly what better area to put the pledges 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 vows are stated, after that in some practices is tossed into a deep body of water to hold those pledges for evermore. Today that stone may be kept as a remembrance of this big day.

Oathing Stone

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

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride-to-be is formally approved into the groom's family with this ceremony. Generally the oldest female member of the bridegroom's family provides a swatch of the household 's Tartan to the bride-to-be signifying she is now interwoven right into all the doings of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic individuals revolved around the protection of hearth and residence. This event is the acknowledgement of the male participants of the new bride's family members that they too currently have a brand-new connection and a new brother in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Minutes wedding events we can supply thorough guidance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish ceremonies, from building of the ceremony to the last blessing in Gaelic we can help you create the day of your desires ...

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