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Events honoring Celtic roots as well as practices have actually long been prominent. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the dress of official tartan and kilt, wedding celebrations based upon aspects of Celtic custom can supply long-term memories. Facets of these wedding events can consist of part or every one of the following:

Anam Cara - Actually, the Hearts other Half, this custom is a special ceremony celebrating the development of a classic love forever more. This celebration of the elements; to the Celts the four elements Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which an effective relationship were developed.

Anam Cara

This practice was adapted as Christianity moved into the Celtic lands as well as remains to be a terrific way to include family and friends in your event.


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

Oathing Stone -- Just what better location to place the guarantees of a lifetime as well as eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the bride and groom while their pledges are recited, after that in some customs 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 big day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Originally crafted from wood the double handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and drinking mug rolled right into one. King James of Scotland provided his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a symbol of his love for her during the wedding, from that point on the Quaich has actually been referred to as the "loving cup". This attractive event shares the true blessings of Kith and Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride-to-be is officially approved right into the bridegroom's family with this event. Generally the oldest woman member of the bridegroom's family gives a swatch of the household 's Tartan to the bride-to-be representing she is now 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 hearth and also home. This event is the acknowledgement of the male members of the bride's family members that they as well currently have a brand-new relationship and a new brother in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Minutes weddings we can give extensive support on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, from building of the ceremony to the final blessing in Gaelic we can assist you create the day of your desires ...

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