Scottish – Irish – Celtic

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Celebrations honoring Celtic roots and traditions have long been prominent. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the dress of official tartan and kilt, wedding celebrations based upon elements of Celtic practice can offer lasting memories. Elements of these weddings could include part or all of the following:

Anam Cara - Actually, the Hearts other Half, this custom is a distinct event commemorating the creation of a classic love now and forever more. This celebration of the components; to the Celts the 4 elements Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which an effective relationship were constructed.

Anam Cara

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


Handfasting - An event dating back right to classical times, Handfasting is a tradition of marriage prior to the availability of rings and also precious metals. The couple would take a piece of cloth or rope and before their friends and families, proclaim their love and purpose by stating a few words and binding themselves together symbolically with the cordage. It is from this custom we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Exactly what better area to put the pledges 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 recited, after that in some traditions is tossed into a deep body of water to hold those pledges for evermore. Today that stone could be kept as a remembrance of this special day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Initially crafted from wood the twin handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and drinking cup rolled right into one. King James of Scotland offered his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a symbol of his love for her during the marriage, from that point on the Quaich has been referred to as the "loving cup". This stunning event shares the blessings of Kith and also Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride is officially settled for right into the groom's family via this ceremony. Normally the oldest woman participant of the groom's family offers a piece of the household 's Tartan to the bride-to-be signifying she is currently linked right 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 as well as house. This ceremony is the acknowledgement of the male participants of the new bride's family members that they also now have a new connection as well as a new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Minutes wedding celebrations we can supply thorough support on Celtic/Scottish/Irish ceremonies, from building of the ceremony to the final true blessing in Gaelic we can help you produce the day of your desires ...

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