Scottish – Irish – Celtic

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Events honoring Celtic origins as well as 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 tradition can provide lasting memories. Aspects of these weddings can consist of part or all of the following:

Anam Cara - Actually, the Hearts other Half, this custom is a special ceremony celebrating the production of a timeless 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 a successful partnership were built.

Anam Cara

This tradition was adjusted as Christianity relocated right into the Celtic lands and continues to be a wonderful way to include friends and family in your event.


Handfasting - A ceremony going back to classical times, Handfasting is a custom of marriage prior to the accessibility of rings as well as rare-earth elements. The couple would take an item of fabric or rope and before their families and friends, proclaim their love and intent 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 -- Exactly what better area to put the pledges of a lifetime and 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 into a deep body of water to hold those guarantees for evermore. Today that stone might be kept as a remembrance of this wedding.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Initially crafted from timber the twin handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and also 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 during the marriage ceremony, from that point on the Quaich has been called the "loving cup". This attractive ceremony communicates the blessings of Kith and also Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride is formally approved right into the groom's family via this event. Normally the oldest woman participant of the bridegroom's family gives a swatch of the family member 's Tartan to the bride-to-be symbolizing she is now linked right into all the doings of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial roots of the Celtic peoples revolved around the defense of hearth and house. This event is the acknowledgement of the male members of the new bride's family members that they also currently have a new connection as well as a brand-new brother in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Minutes wedding celebrations we can provide comprehensive support 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 dreams ...

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