Scottish – Irish – Celtic

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Events recognizing Celtic roots and traditions have long been prominent. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the dress of formal tartan and kilt, wedding celebrations based upon elements of Celtic tradition can supply long-term memories. Aspects of these weddings can consist of part or all of the following:

Anam Cara - Actually, the Hearts other Half, this practice is a special ceremony celebrating the development of a timeless love forever more. This event of the components; to the Celts the four elements Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which an effective relationship were developed.

Anam Cara

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


Handfasting - A ceremony dating back to classical times, Handfasting is a tradition of marriage before the availability of rings and rare-earth elements. The couple would take an item of cloth or rope and before their friends and families, declare their love and intent by stating a few words and binding themselves with each other symbolically with the cordage. It is from this practice we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- 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 couple while their pledges are recited, after that in some traditions is thrown right into a deep body of water to hold those assurances for evermore. Today that stone might be kept as a remembrance of this big day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Initially crafted from timber the double handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and drinking vessel rolled into one. King James of Scotland provided his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a sign of his love for her during the marriage ceremony, from that point on the Quaich has actually been know as the "loving cup". This lovely event shares the true blessings of Kith and also Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride-to-be is formally accepted into the bridegroom's family via this ceremony. Generally the oldest woman participant of the groom's family gives a piece of the household 's Tartan to the bride-to-be indicating she is now interwoven right into all the doings of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic peoples focused on the protection of hearth and also house. This event is the acknowledgement of the male members of the new bride's family members that they as well currently have a new partnership as well as a brand-new brother in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Minutes weddings we can supply extensive support on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, from construction of the event to the last blessing in Gaelic we can assist you produce the day of your dreams ...

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