Scottish – Irish – Celtic

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Events honoring Celtic origins and also practices have long been preferred. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the outfit of formal tartan and kilt, weddings based upon elements of Celtic custom can offer enduring memories. Elements of these weddings could include part or every one of the following:

Anam Cara - Literally, the Hearts other Half, this tradition is a distinct event commemorating the production of a classic love forever more. This celebration of the elements; to the Celts the 4 elements Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which an effective connection were constructed.

Anam Cara

This practice was adjusted as Christianity relocated into the Celtic lands and also remains to be a remarkable means to include friends and family in your ceremony.


Handfasting - A ceremony going back right to antiquity, Handfasting is a custom of marriage prior to the availability of rings and also rare-earth elements. The couple would take a piece of fabric or rope and before their families and friends, declare their love and intention by stating a few words as well as 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 area to put the guarantees of a life time and also eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the bride and groom while their promises are stated, then in some practices is thrown into a deep body of water to hold those guarantees for evermore. Today that stone may be maintained as a remembrance of this wedding.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Initially 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 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 actually been called the "loving cup". This gorgeous ceremony conveys the true blessings of Kith as well as Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A new bride is formally settled for into the bridegroom's family with this event. Generally the oldest woman participant of the groom's family provides a swatch of the household 's Tartan to the bride indicating she is currently 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 home. This event is the recognition of the male participants of the bride's household that they too now have a brand-new relationship and a brand-new brother in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Minutes wedding celebrations we can supply comprehensive guidance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish ceremonies, from construction of the event to the last true blessing in Gaelic we can assist you produce the day of your desires ...

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