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Events honoring Celtic roots as well as customs have actually long been prominent. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the gown of official tartan and kilt, wedding events based upon elements of Celtic tradition can offer lasting memories. Aspects of these wedding events could include part or every one of the following:

Anam Cara - Essentially, the Hearts other Half, this tradition is a one-of-a-kind event celebrating the development of a classic love forever more. This event of the elements; to the Celts the four components Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which an effective partnership were developed.

Anam Cara

This practice was adapted as Christianity relocated into the Celtic lands as well as remains to be a terrific means to include loved ones in your event.


Handfasting - A ceremony dating back right to classical times, Handfasting is a custom of marriage before the availability of rings and precious metals. The couple would take a piece of cloth or rope and before their friends and families, declare their love and intent by reciting a couple of words and binding themselves together symbolically with the rope. It is from this custom we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Just what better place to put the promises of a life time and eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the couple while their promises are recited, after that in some traditions is thrown into a deep body of water to hold those pledges for evermore. Today that stone could be maintained as a remembrance of this wedding.

Oathing Stone

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

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride is formally approved right into the groom's family through this event. Typically the oldest woman member of the groom's family offers a swatch of the household 's Tartan to the new bride indicating she is currently 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 home. This ceremony is the acknowledgement of the male participants of the bride's family that they too now have a brand-new partnership and a brand-new brother in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Minutes weddings we can supply comprehensive assistance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish ceremonies, from building of the ceremony to the final blessing in Gaelic we can assist you develop the day of your dreams ...

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