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Celebrations honoring Celtic roots and also practices have long been preferred. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the dress of formal tartan and kilt, wedding events based upon elements of Celtic custom can provide lasting memories. Elements of these wedding events could include part or all the following:

Anam Cara - Actually, the Hearts Partner, this tradition is a unique ceremony commemorating the creation of an ageless love now and forever more. This celebration of the components; to the Celts the four aspects Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which a successful partnership were developed.

Anam Cara

This custom was adjusted as Christianity relocated into the Celtic lands and also remains to be a wonderful means to include loved ones in your event.


Handfasting - An event going back right to antiquity, Handfasting is a practice of marriage before the availability of rings as well as precious metals. The couple would take a piece of cloth or rope and before their friends and families, declare their love and purpose by reciting a few 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 -- What better place to put the pledges 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 tossed into a deep body of water to hold those guarantees for evermore. Today that stone might be kept as a remembrance of this special day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Initially crafted from timber the double handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and drinking mug rolled into one. King James of Scotland offered 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 gorgeous ceremony shares 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 officially settled for right into the bridegroom's family through this event. Normally the oldest woman member of the groom's family gives a swatch of the family member 's Tartan to the bride symbolizing she is now interwoven into all the doings of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic peoples focused on the defense of hearth as well as residence. This event is the recognition of the male participants of the bride-to-be's family that they also now have a brand-new partnership and a new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Minutes wedding events we can supply extensive support on Celtic/Scottish/Irish ceremonies, from building and construction of the ceremony to the last blessing in Gaelic we can help you produce the day of your desires ...

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