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Events recognizing Celtic origins and also practices have long been popular. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the outfit of official tartan and kilt, wedding celebrations based upon facets of Celtic custom can give lasting memories. Facets of these wedding events can consist of part or every one of the following:

Anam Cara - Essentially, the Hearts Partner, this custom is a unique ceremony celebrating the creation of an ageless love forever more. This event of the elements; to the Celts the four components Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which a successful relationship were built.

Anam Cara

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


Handfasting - A ceremony dating back right to classical times, Handfasting is a custom of marriage prior to the accessibility of rings and also rare-earth elements. The couple would take an item of cloth or rope and before their families and friends, declare their love and purpose by stating a few words and binding themselves with each other symbolically with the rope. It is from this tradition we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Exactly what better place to put the pledges of a life time and eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the bride and groom while their vows are stated, then in some practices is tossed right into a deep body of water to hold those guarantees for evermore. Today that stone could be kept as a remembrance of this big day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Originally crafted from wood the twin handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit as well as drinking cup rolled right into one. King James of Scotland provided 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 called the "loving cup". This lovely ceremony shares the true blessings of Kith and 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 with this event. Typically the oldest woman participant of the groom's family offers a piece of the family member 's Tartan to the new bride representing she is currently linked right into all the behaviors of the clan.

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

Family Arms

At Life's Minutes wedding celebrations we can offer thorough support on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, from building of the ceremony to the last true blessing in Gaelic we can assist you produce the day of your dreams ...

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