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Events recognizing Celtic roots and also traditions have long been popular. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the outfit of formal tartan and kilt, weddings based upon elements of Celtic tradition can give enduring memories. Elements of these wedding celebrations could consist of part or all the following:

Anam Cara - Essentially, the Hearts other Half, this practice is a unique event commemorating the development of an ageless love now and forever more. This celebration of the components; to the Celts the four elements Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which an effective relationship were constructed.

Anam Cara

This practice was adapted as Christianity relocated right into the Celtic lands and also remains to be a remarkable way to include loved ones in your ceremony.


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

Oathing Stone -- Just what better location to put the guarantees of a lifetime and eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the bride and groom while their pledges are recited, then in some practices is tossed into a deep body of water to hold those pledges for evermore. Today that stone might be maintained as a remembrance of this big day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Originally crafted from wood the twin 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 sign of his love for her throughout the marriage ceremony, from that point on the Quaich has been referred to as the "loving cup". This attractive ceremony conveys the blessings of Kith as well as Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride-to-be is formally approved right into the groom's family via this event. Normally the oldest woman participant of the groom's family offers a piece of the household 's Tartan to the bride symbolizing she is currently linked into all the behaviors of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial roots of the Celtic individuals focused on the defense of hearth as well as home. This ceremony is the acknowledgement of the male participants of the bride-to-be's household that they also now have a new partnership and also a new brother in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Minutes wedding events we can give detailed assistance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, from building of the event to the last blessing in Gaelic we can assist you produce the day of your desires ...

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