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Events honoring Celtic origins and also customs have long been preferred. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the gown of official tartan and kilt, weddings based upon facets of Celtic tradition can give long lasting memories. Aspects of these wedding events could include part or every one of the following:

Anam Cara - Literally, the Hearts Partner, this custom is a distinct ceremony commemorating the creation of a timeless love forever more. This event of the components; to the Celts the four components Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which an effective connection were developed.

Anam Cara

This custom was adjusted as Christianity relocated into the Celtic lands as well as remains to be a remarkable way to include family and friends in your event.


Handfasting - An event dating back to antiquity, Handfasting is a custom of marriage before the accessibility of rings and also precious metals. The couple would take an item of cloth or rope and before their families and friends, proclaim their love and intent by stating a couple of words and also binding themselves with each other symbolically with the cordage. It is from this custom we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- What better area to put the promises of a life time and eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the groom and bride while their vows are stated, then in some practices is tossed into a deep body of water to hold those assurances for evermore. Today that stone might be maintained as a remembrance of this wedding.

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 called the "loving cup". This lovely ceremony conveys 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 formally approved right into the groom's family with this event. Usually the oldest woman participant of the bridegroom's family gives a swatch of the household 's Tartan to the new bride indicating she is now interwoven into all the doings of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic peoples revolved around the defense of fireplace and also home. This ceremony is the acknowledgement of the male participants of the bride's family that they as well currently have a brand-new partnership and also a new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Minutes weddings we can provide detailed assistance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, from construction of the ceremony to the final true blessing in Gaelic we can help you produce the day of your desires ...

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