Scottish – Irish – Celtic

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Events recognizing Celtic origins and customs have actually long been preferred. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the outfit of official tartan and kilt, weddings based upon elements of Celtic custom can offer long lasting memories. Elements of these wedding celebrations could consist of part or all of the following:

Anam Cara - Essentially, the Hearts Partner, this tradition is a special event commemorating the creation of a timeless love now and forever more. This celebration of the aspects; to the Celts the 4 elements Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which an effective relationship were constructed.

Anam Cara

This practice was adapted as Christianity moved into the Celtic lands and also remains to be a terrific means to include friends and family in your ceremony.


Handfasting - A ceremony going back right to classical times, Handfasting is a tradition of marriage before the availability of rings as well as rare-earth elements. The couple would take an item of fabric or rope and before their friends and families, declare their love and purpose by stating a few words as well as binding themselves together symbolically with the cordage. It is from this practice we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Exactly what better area to place the assurances of a lifetime and also eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the couple while their vows are recited, after that in some customs is thrown right into a deep body of water to hold those guarantees for evermore. Today that stone could 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 as well as drinking cup 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 wedding, from that point on the Quaich has actually been know as the "loving cup". This attractive ceremony conveys the blessings of Kith and Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A new bride is officially accepted right into the groom's family with this ceremony. Typically the oldest woman participant of the bridegroom's family gives a swatch of the family member 's Tartan to the new bride signifying she is now linked 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 hearth and also residence. This event is the recognition of the male participants of the new bride's family that they as well now have a new relationship and also a new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Minutes wedding celebrations we can supply extensive guidance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish ceremonies, from building and construction of the ceremony to the final true blessing in Gaelic we can help you produce the day of your dreams ...

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