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Celebrations recognizing Celtic origins and also customs have long been prominent. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the outfit of formal tartan and kilt, wedding events based on facets of Celtic practice can offer enduring memories. Aspects of these weddings could include part or every one of the following:

Anam Cara - Literally, the Hearts other Half, this tradition is a special event celebrating the creation of a timeless love now and forever more. This celebration of the components; to the Celts the 4 components Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which an effective partnership were constructed.

Anam Cara

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


Handfasting - A ceremony dating back right to antiquity, Handfasting is a tradition of marriage before the accessibility of rings as well as precious metals. The couple would take a piece of cloth or rope and before their friends and families, declare their love and intent by stating a few words and also binding themselves with each other symbolically with the cordage. It is from this custom we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Exactly what better place to place the promises of a life time and also 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 right into a deep body of water to hold those pledges for evermore. Today that stone could be kept as a remembrance of this big day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Originally crafted from wood the double handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit as well as 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 wedding, from that point on the Quaich has actually been know as the "loving cup". This gorgeous event communicates the blessings of Kith and Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride is formally settled for right into the groom's family with this event. Typically the oldest female participant of the groom's family offers a piece of the household 's Tartan to the bride signifying she is now linked into all the doings of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial roots of the Celtic peoples revolved around the defense of hearth and also home. This event is the acknowledgement of the male participants of the bride-to-be's household that they as well now have a brand-new connection as well as a brand-new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Minutes wedding events we can offer extensive assistance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, from building and construction of the event to the final true blessing in Gaelic we can assist you produce the day of your desires ...

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