Scottish – Irish – Celtic

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Events honoring Celtic roots and also traditions have long been preferred. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the outfit of official tartan and kilt, weddings based on aspects of Celtic practice can provide lasting memories. Elements of these wedding events could include part or all the following:

Anam Cara - Literally, the Hearts Partner, this practice is a special event celebrating the development of a classic love now and forever more. This celebration of the components; to the Celts the four aspects Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which a successful connection were constructed.

Anam Cara

This custom was adapted as Christianity moved into the Celtic lands as well as continues to be a terrific means to include loved ones in your event.


Handfasting - A ceremony dating back right to antiquity, Handfasting is a tradition of marriage before the accessibility of rings and also rare-earth elements. The couple would take an item of cloth or rope and before their friends and families, declare their love and intent by reciting a few words and binding themselves together symbolically with the cordage. It is from this practice we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Just what better location to place the promises of a lifetime as well as eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the couple while their pledges are stated, after that in some traditions is tossed right into a deep body of water to hold those assurances for evermore. Today that stone may be kept as a remembrance of this special day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Originally crafted from wood the double handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit as well as drinking vessel rolled 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 called the "loving cup". This beautiful event 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 formally settled for into the groom's family with this event. Typically the oldest woman member of the groom's family offers a piece of the household 's Tartan to the bride signifying she is currently linked into all the behaviors of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial roots of the Celtic individuals focused on the defense of hearth as well as home. This ceremony is the recognition of the male participants of the bride-to-be's family members that they too now have a brand-new partnership and a brand-new brother in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Minutes weddings we can give comprehensive support on Celtic/Scottish/Irish ceremonies, from construction of the ceremony to the last true blessing in Gaelic we can assist you produce the day of your dreams ...

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