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Events honoring Celtic origins as well as traditions have long been popular. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the dress of official tartan and kilt, wedding events based upon facets of Celtic custom can provide long lasting memories. Aspects of these wedding celebrations could include part or all the following:

Anam Cara - Literally, the Hearts Partner, this tradition is a unique ceremony commemorating the creation of a classic love forever more. This event of the aspects; to the Celts the 4 elements Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which an effective connection were constructed.

Anam Cara

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


Handfasting - A ceremony dating back to antiquity, Handfasting is a tradition of marriage before the accessibility of rings and precious metals. The couple would take an item of cloth or rope and before their families and friends, proclaim their love and intention by reciting a couple of words as well as binding themselves together symbolically with the rope. It is from this practice we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Exactly what better place to put the guarantees of a life time and eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the groom and bride while their pledges are stated, then in some practices is tossed into a deep body of water to hold those pledges for evermore. Today that stone may 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 and drinking cup rolled into one. King James of Scotland offered his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a sign of his love for her during the marriage, from that point on the Quaich has actually been called the "loving cup". This lovely ceremony communicates the blessings of Kith and Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride is officially accepted right into the groom's family through this event. Typically the oldest woman participant of the bridegroom's family offers a piece of the household 's Tartan to the bride symbolizing she is now linked right into all the behaviors of the clan.

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

Family Arms

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

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