Scottish – Irish – Celtic

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Events honoring Celtic roots and practices have long been prominent. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the outfit of formal tartan and kilt, wedding celebrations based on facets of Celtic practice can supply enduring memories. Elements of these weddings could consist of part or every one of the following:

Anam Cara - Essentially, the Hearts Partner, this custom is a special event commemorating the production of a timeless love now and forever more. This event of the aspects; to the Celts the four components Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which an effective connection were constructed.

Anam Cara

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


Handfasting - A ceremony dating back to antiquity, Handfasting is a custom of marriage before the accessibility of rings and rare-earth elements. The couple would take a piece of fabric or rope and before their families and friends, state their love and purpose by stating a few words as well as binding themselves together symbolically with the cordage. It is from this custom we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- What better area to put the assurances of a life time and 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 traditions is thrown right into a deep body of water to hold those pledges for evermore. Today that stone could be kept as a remembrance of this wedding.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Originally crafted from timber the twin handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and drinking vessel rolled right into one. King James of Scotland gave 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 actually been referred to as the "loving cup". This lovely event conveys the true blessings of Kith and Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride-to-be is officially approved into the groom's family via this ceremony. Normally the oldest female participant of the bridegroom's family gives a swatch of the family member 's Tartan to the new bride symbolizing she is currently interwoven into all the doings of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial roots of the Celtic individuals focused on the protection of fireplace and also home. This event is the recognition of the male members of the new bride's family members that they too currently have a new connection and also a new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

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

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