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Events recognizing Celtic roots as well as traditions have actually long been preferred. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the dress of formal tartan and kilt, wedding celebrations based on elements of Celtic practice can give lasting memories. Elements of these wedding celebrations could include part or all of the following:

Anam Cara - Essentially, the Hearts other Half, this practice is a one-of-a-kind event commemorating the production of an ageless love forever more. This event of the elements; to the Celts the four elements Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which an effective relationship were developed.

Anam Cara

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


Handfasting - An event going back right to classical times, Handfasting is a custom of marriage prior to the availability of rings as well as precious metals. The couple would take an item of fabric or rope and before their families and friends, state their love and intention by reciting a few words and also binding themselves together symbolically with the cordage. It is from this custom we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Exactly what better location to put the guarantees of a lifetime as well as eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the couple while their promises are stated, then in some traditions is thrown into a deep body of water to hold those promises for evermore. Today that stone could be maintained as a remembrance of this special day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Originally crafted from wood the double handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit as well as drinking cup rolled right into one. King James of Scotland provided his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a sign of his love for her during the marriage, from that point on the Quaich has been know as the "loving cup". This attractive ceremony communicates the true 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 groom's family via this event. Usually the oldest woman participant of the bridegroom's family offers a piece of the family member 's Tartan to the bride signifying she is currently linked right into all the doings of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic peoples focused on the defense of hearth and also residence. This ceremony is the recognition of the male members of the new bride's family members that they also now have a new connection and also a new brother in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Minutes wedding events we can provide comprehensive guidance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish ceremonies, from building of the ceremony to the last blessing in Gaelic we can assist you create the day of your dreams ...

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