Scottish – Irish – Celtic

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Celebrations honoring Celtic origins and customs have actually long been prominent. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the dress of formal tartan and kilt, wedding events based on facets of Celtic custom can give enduring memories. Elements of these wedding celebrations can consist of part or all the following:

Anam Cara - Actually, the Hearts Partner, this practice is a one-of-a-kind ceremony commemorating the production of an ageless love forever more. This celebration of the aspects; to the Celts the 4 components Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which a successful connection were developed.

Anam Cara

This custom was adapted as Christianity moved into the Celtic lands and continues to be a fantastic means to include family and friends in your ceremony.


Handfasting - An event dating back to antiquity, Handfasting is a practice of marriage prior to the accessibility of rings and precious metals. The couple would take a piece of fabric or rope and before their families and friends, proclaim 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 practice we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Exactly what better area to put the pledges of a life time and eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the couple while their pledges are stated, then in some customs is thrown into a deep body of water to hold those assurances for evermore. Today that stone could be maintained as a remembrance of this wedding.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Initially crafted from timber the twin handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit as well as drinking cup rolled right into one. King James of Scotland offered his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a symbol of his love for her during the marriage ceremony, from that point on the Quaich has been know as the "loving cup". This stunning 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 officially accepted right into the bridegroom's family via this ceremony. Typically the oldest woman member of the bridegroom's family gives a piece of the family member 's Tartan to the bride-to-be representing she is now linked right into all the doings of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial roots of the Celtic peoples revolved around the protection of fireplace and house. This ceremony is the acknowledgement of the male members of the bride's family members that they as well now have a brand-new relationship as well as a brand-new brother in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Minutes weddings we can provide comprehensive assistance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish ceremonies, from building of the event to the final blessing in Gaelic we can help you produce the day of your dreams ...

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