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Events recognizing Celtic origins and practices have long been prominent. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the dress of formal tartan and kilt, wedding events based upon aspects of Celtic tradition can supply enduring memories. Facets of these wedding celebrations could consist of part or all the following:

Anam Cara - Essentially, the Hearts other Half, this practice is a unique ceremony celebrating the creation of a timeless love now and forever more. This celebration of the elements; to the Celts the four components Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which a successful connection were developed.

Anam Cara

This tradition was adjusted as Christianity relocated into the Celtic lands and remains to be a wonderful way to include loved ones in your ceremony.


Handfasting - A ceremony going back right to classical times, Handfasting is a custom of marriage prior to the accessibility of rings as well as precious metals. The couple would take a piece of cloth or rope and before their families and friends, declare their love and intent by stating a couple of words and also binding themselves with each other symbolically with the cordage. It is from this tradition we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Just what better location to put the assurances of a lifetime as well as eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the couple while their vows are stated, after that in some customs is thrown right into a deep body of water to hold those promises for evermore. Today that stone might be kept 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 cup rolled right 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 called the "loving cup". This gorgeous event conveys the blessings of Kith and Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride-to-be is officially settled for into the bridegroom's family through this ceremony. Usually the oldest woman participant of the groom's family provides a swatch of the family member 's Tartan to the bride-to-be signifying she is now interwoven right into all the behaviors of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial roots of the Celtic peoples revolved around the protection of fireplace and also house. This ceremony is the acknowledgement of the male members of the bride's household that they too now have a new connection as well as a new brother in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Minutes weddings we can offer comprehensive support on Celtic/Scottish/Irish ceremonies, from building and construction of the event to the last true blessing in Gaelic we can help you produce the day of your dreams ...

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