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Celebrations honoring Celtic origins as well as practices have long been preferred. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the dress of official tartan and kilt, weddings based on elements of Celtic custom can provide long lasting memories. Facets of these wedding celebrations can consist of part or every one of the following:

Anam Cara - Actually, the Hearts other Half, this practice is a distinct ceremony celebrating the production of a timeless love now and forever more. This event of the aspects; to the Celts the four aspects Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which a successful relationship were constructed.

Anam Cara

This practice was adjusted as Christianity moved into the Celtic lands and remains to be a remarkable way to include loved ones in your ceremony.


Handfasting - An event going back to classical times, Handfasting is a tradition of marriage prior to the accessibility of rings and also rare-earth elements. The couple would take an item of cloth or rope and before their families and friends, declare their love and intent by reciting a couple of words as well as binding themselves together symbolically with the cordage. It is from this custom we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Just what better place to put the pledges of a lifetime and also eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the groom and bride while their vows are recited, after that in some customs 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 wedding.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Originally crafted from timber the double handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit as well as drinking mug rolled right 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, from that point on the Quaich has actually been know as the "loving cup". This attractive ceremony shares the blessings of Kith and also Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A new bride is formally settled for right into the groom's family via this ceremony. Typically the oldest woman member of the bridegroom's family provides a piece of the family member 's Tartan to the bride-to-be symbolizing she is now interwoven into all the doings of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic individuals revolved around the protection of fireplace as well as residence. This event is the acknowledgement of the male participants of the bride's household that they too now have a new partnership and a new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Minutes wedding celebrations we can give detailed assistance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, from construction of the event to the final true blessing in Gaelic we can assist you develop the day of your dreams ...

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