Scottish – Irish – Celtic

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Celebrations honoring Celtic roots and traditions have actually long been popular. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the outfit of official tartan and kilt, weddings based upon facets of Celtic practice can supply lasting memories. Aspects of these wedding events can consist of part or every one of the following:

Anam Cara - Literally, the Hearts other Half, this tradition is a special event celebrating the creation of a timeless love forever more. This event of the aspects; to the Celts the four components Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which a successful partnership were constructed.

Anam Cara

This custom was adjusted as Christianity relocated right into the Celtic lands and also continues to be a remarkable means to include friends and family in your event.


Handfasting - An event going back right to classical times, Handfasting is a practice of marriage before the accessibility of rings and also rare-earth elements. The couple would take a piece of cloth or rope and before their friends and families, state their love and intention by reciting a few words and also binding themselves together symbolically with the cordage. It is from this tradition we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- What better place to place the pledges 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 thrown right into a deep body of water to hold those assurances for evermore. Today that stone may be maintained as a remembrance of this big day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Originally crafted from timber the double handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and drinking vessel rolled right into one. King James of Scotland gave his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a symbol of his love for her throughout the marriage ceremony, from that point on the Quaich has been called the "loving cup". This gorgeous event conveys the true blessings of Kith and also Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A new bride is officially accepted right into the bridegroom's family with this ceremony. Generally the oldest woman participant of the groom's family provides a piece of the household 's Tartan to the bride symbolizing she is currently interwoven 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 house. This event is the recognition of the male participants of the new bride's family that they as well now have a new connection and also a brand-new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Minutes wedding events we can offer comprehensive guidance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, from building of the event to the final blessing in Gaelic we can assist you produce the day of your dreams ...

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