Scottish – Irish – Celtic

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Events honoring Celtic roots as well as traditions have long been popular. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the outfit of official tartan and kilt, wedding celebrations based upon aspects of Celtic custom can supply lasting memories. Elements of these weddings could include part or all the following:

Anam Cara - Literally, the Hearts Partner, this tradition is a unique event celebrating the production of a classic love forever more. This event of the aspects; to the Celts the four components Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which a successful relationship were constructed.

Anam Cara

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


Handfasting - A ceremony dating back to classical times, Handfasting is a custom of marriage prior to the availability of rings and rare-earth elements. The couple would take an item of cloth or rope and before their friends and families, declare their love and intention by stating a few words and binding themselves with each other symbolically with the cordage. It is from this custom we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- What better location to place the promises of a lifetime and also eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the groom and bride while their vows are recited, then in some practices is tossed right into a deep body of water to hold those pledges for evermore. Today that stone may be kept as a remembrance of this special day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Originally crafted from timber the twin handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and drinking cup 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 marriage ceremony, from that point on the Quaich has been called the "loving cup". This lovely ceremony communicates the true blessings of Kith as well as Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride is officially settled for right into the bridegroom's family through this event. Usually the oldest woman participant of the groom's family gives a swatch of the household 's Tartan to the new bride 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 individuals revolved around the protection of hearth and also residence. This ceremony is the recognition of the male participants of the new bride's family members that they as well currently have a brand-new partnership and also a new brother in arms.

Family Arms

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

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