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Events 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 facets of Celtic custom can supply long lasting memories. Facets of these weddings can include part or all of the following:

Anam Cara - Essentially, the Hearts Partner, this practice is a unique ceremony commemorating the development of a classic love now and 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 custom was adapted as Christianity relocated into the Celtic lands and continues to be a fantastic way to include family and friends in your ceremony.


Handfasting - An event dating 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 couple of 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 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 stated, then in some practices is thrown right into a deep body of water to hold those guarantees for evermore. Today that stone may 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 as well as drinking cup rolled into one. King James of Scotland offered his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a sign of his love for her throughout the marriage ceremony, from that point on the Quaich has actually been called the "loving cup". This gorgeous event 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 approved into the bridegroom's family through this ceremony. Typically the oldest female member of the groom's family provides a piece of the family member 's Tartan to the bride signifying she is now interwoven right into all the behaviors of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic peoples focused on the protection of fireplace and also home. This ceremony is the recognition of the male members of the bride's family that they too currently have a brand-new relationship and also a new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Minutes weddings we can offer extensive support on Celtic/Scottish/Irish ceremonies, 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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