Scottish – Irish – Celtic

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Events honoring Celtic roots and traditions have long been preferred. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the dress of official tartan and kilt, weddings based upon aspects of Celtic custom can give long-term memories. Aspects of these wedding events can include part or every one of the following:

Anam Cara - Essentially, the Hearts Partner, this tradition is a unique event celebrating the creation of an ageless love forever more. This event of the components; to the Celts the 4 components Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which a successful partnership were constructed.

Anam Cara

This practice was adjusted as Christianity relocated right into the Celtic lands and also remains to be a fantastic way to include friends and family in your ceremony.


Handfasting - An event dating back to antiquity, Handfasting is a practice of marriage before the accessibility of rings as well as precious metals. The couple would take a piece of fabric or rope and before their families and friends, proclaim their love and intention by stating a few words as well as binding themselves together symbolically with the cordage. It is from this tradition we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Just what better place to put the promises 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 tossed right into a deep body of water to hold those promises for evermore. Today that stone might be maintained as a remembrance of this big day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Initially crafted from wood the twin handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and drinking mug rolled right into one. King James of Scotland gave his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a sign of his love for her throughout the wedding, from that point on the Quaich has been know as the "loving cup". This gorgeous ceremony shares the true blessings of Kith and also Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride-to-be is formally approved into the groom's family through this event. Typically the oldest female member of the bridegroom's family offers a piece of the family member 's Tartan to the bride indicating she is currently 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 as well as home. This event is the recognition of the male members of the bride-to-be's household that they as well currently have a new relationship and also a brand-new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Minutes wedding events we can supply detailed support on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, from construction of the event to the final blessing in Gaelic we can help you develop the day of your dreams ...

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