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Events honoring Celtic origins and customs have actually long been prominent. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the gown of formal tartan and kilt, weddings based on elements of Celtic practice can supply lasting memories. Elements of these wedding events can include part or every one of the following:

Anam Cara - Literally, the Hearts other Half, this practice is a unique event celebrating the creation of an ageless love forever more. This event of the components; to the Celts the four elements Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which a successful partnership were developed.

Anam Cara

This tradition was adapted as Christianity moved into the Celtic lands and also remains to be a remarkable means to include loved ones in your event.


Handfasting - A ceremony dating back right to antiquity, Handfasting is a custom of marriage before the accessibility of rings as well as precious metals. The couple would take a piece of cloth or rope and before their friends and families, proclaim their love and intent by reciting a few words as well as binding themselves together symbolically with the rope. It is from this practice we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Just what better place to put the guarantees 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 pledges are stated, then in some practices is thrown into a deep body of water to hold those guarantees for evermore. Today that stone might be maintained as a remembrance of this big day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Initially crafted from timber the twin handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit as well as drinking mug rolled into one. King James of Scotland gave 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 been called the "loving cup". This lovely ceremony shares the blessings of Kith and Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride is formally accepted into the bridegroom's family with this ceremony. Normally the oldest woman member of the groom's family gives a swatch of the family member 's Tartan to the bride-to-be representing she is now linked into all the behaviors of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial roots of the Celtic individuals revolved around the protection of fireplace as well as home. This event is the recognition of the male participants of the bride-to-be's family members that they also now have a brand-new partnership and a brand-new brother in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Minutes wedding events we can give extensive guidance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, from construction of the ceremony to the last blessing in Gaelic we can help you develop the day of your desires ...

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