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Celebrations recognizing Celtic origins and also customs have long been popular. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the gown of formal tartan and kilt, weddings based upon elements of Celtic tradition can supply long-term memories. Facets of these wedding events could consist of part or all the following:

Anam Cara - Actually, the Hearts other Half, this custom is an one-of-a-kind event commemorating the development of an ageless love now and forever more. This celebration of the components; to the Celts the four components Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which an effective relationship were developed.

Anam Cara

This tradition was adapted as Christianity relocated into the Celtic lands and also continues to be a terrific way to include family and friends in your ceremony.


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

Oathing Stone -- Exactly what better location to put the guarantees of a life time and eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the groom and bride while their pledges are recited, then in some practices is thrown into a deep body of water to hold those assurances for evermore. Today that stone may be maintained as a remembrance of this wedding.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Initially crafted from wood the double handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and drinking vessel 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 wedding, from that point on the Quaich has been know as the "loving cup". This stunning event communicates the blessings of Kith and Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A new bride is officially approved into the groom's family with this event. Generally the oldest woman participant of the bridegroom's family provides a swatch of the family member 's Tartan to the bride-to-be signifying she is now 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 hearth as well as residence. This event is the acknowledgement of the male members of the new bride's family members that they also currently have a brand-new partnership as well as a brand-new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Minutes wedding celebrations we can provide detailed assistance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish ceremonies, from construction of the event to the final blessing in Gaelic we can assist you produce the day of your dreams ...

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