Scottish – Irish – Celtic

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Events recognizing Celtic origins and customs have actually long been popular. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the outfit of formal tartan and kilt, weddings based upon facets of Celtic custom can offer long lasting memories. Aspects of these weddings can consist of part or every one of the following:

Anam Cara - Literally, the Hearts other Half, this tradition is a one-of-a-kind event celebrating the production of a classic love forever more. This event of the aspects; to the Celts the 4 elements Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which a successful connection were constructed.

Anam Cara

This custom was adapted as Christianity relocated into the Celtic lands as well as remains to be a wonderful means to include loved ones in your ceremony.


Handfasting - An event going back right to classical times, Handfasting is a tradition of marriage before the availability of rings and also precious metals. The couple would take an item of cloth or rope and before their families and friends, declare their love and purpose by stating a few words as well as binding themselves with each other symbolically with the cordage. It is from this custom we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Exactly what better place to put the pledges 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 pledges are recited, then in some practices is tossed right into a deep body of water to hold those promises for evermore. Today that stone might be maintained as a remembrance of this big day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Originally crafted from timber the double handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and 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 throughout the marriage, from that point on the Quaich has actually been know as the "loving cup". This beautiful ceremony communicates the true blessings of Kith and also Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride is officially approved into the bridegroom's family through this ceremony. Usually the oldest female participant of the groom's family provides a swatch of the household 's Tartan to the bride signifying she is now interwoven right into all the behaviors of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic peoples revolved around the protection of hearth as well as house. This event is the acknowledgement of the male participants of the bride's family members that they too currently have a new partnership as well as a brand-new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Minutes wedding celebrations we can provide comprehensive support on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, from construction of the event to the final blessing in Gaelic we can assist you produce the day of your desires ...

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