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Celebrations recognizing Celtic origins as well as customs have long been prominent. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the outfit of formal tartan and kilt, weddings based upon aspects of Celtic practice can offer lasting memories. Facets of these wedding events could include part or all of the following:

Anam Cara - Essentially, the Hearts other Half, this custom is a distinct event commemorating the creation of a timeless love forever more. This celebration of the components; to the Celts the four aspects Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which a successful connection were built.

Anam Cara

This tradition was adjusted as Christianity relocated into the Celtic lands as well as continues to be a remarkable means to include family and friends in your ceremony.


Handfasting - A ceremony going back to antiquity, Handfasting is a practice of marriage prior to the availability of rings and also rare-earth elements. The couple would take a piece of fabric or rope and before their friends and families, proclaim their love and purpose by reciting a couple of words and also binding themselves with each other symbolically with the cordage. It is from this practice we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Exactly what better area 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 groom and bride while their pledges are recited, then in some customs is tossed right into a deep body of water to hold those guarantees for evermore. Today that stone could be kept as a remembrance of this special day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Originally crafted from timber the double handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and also drinking mug rolled into one. King James of Scotland provided his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a sign of his love for her throughout the marriage ceremony, from that point on the Quaich has actually been referred to as the "loving cup". This beautiful event conveys the blessings of Kith and Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride is officially accepted into the bridegroom's family through this event. Typically the oldest woman member of the groom's family offers a swatch of the family member 's Tartan to the bride-to-be representing she is currently linked into all the behaviors of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial roots of the Celtic peoples focused on the protection of hearth and home. This ceremony is the acknowledgement of the male participants of the bride's household that they also currently have a new connection and a brand-new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Minutes weddings we can supply thorough guidance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish ceremonies, from building and construction of the ceremony to the last true blessing in Gaelic we can help you develop the day of your dreams ...

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