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Events recognizing Celtic origins as well as customs have long been popular. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the gown of formal tartan and kilt, weddings based upon aspects of Celtic practice can give long lasting memories. Facets of these wedding celebrations could include part or all the following:

Anam Cara - Actually, the Hearts other Half, this practice is a special ceremony commemorating the production of a classic love forever more. This event of the aspects; to the Celts the four aspects Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which a successful relationship were built.

Anam Cara

This practice was adjusted as Christianity moved right into the Celtic lands and also remains to be a terrific means to include loved ones in your event.


Handfasting - An event dating back to antiquity, Handfasting is a tradition of marriage prior to the availability 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 purpose by stating a couple of words and binding themselves together symbolically with the rope. It is from this custom we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- What better place 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 promises are stated, then in some traditions is tossed right into a deep body of water to hold those guarantees for evermore. Today that stone may be kept as a remembrance of this special 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 offered 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 been called the "loving cup". This gorgeous event communicates the blessings of Kith as well as Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride-to-be is formally settled for right into the bridegroom's family via this ceremony. Generally the oldest woman participant of the groom's family gives a swatch of the family member 's Tartan to the bride symbolizing she is currently interwoven right into all the behaviors of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial roots of the Celtic peoples focused on the defense of fireplace and house. This event is the recognition of the male participants of the bride's family members that they as well currently have a brand-new connection as well as a brand-new brother in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Minutes wedding events we can give detailed assistance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish ceremonies, from building and construction of the ceremony to the last true blessing in Gaelic we can assist you create the day of your dreams ...

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