Scottish – Irish – Celtic

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Events recognizing Celtic origins and practices have actually long been prominent. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the outfit of official tartan and kilt, weddings based on elements of Celtic custom can provide long-term memories. Elements of these weddings can consist of part or all of the following:

Anam Cara - Actually, the Hearts Partner, this practice is a one-of-a-kind event celebrating the development of a timeless love forever more. This event of the aspects; to the Celts the four components Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which a successful partnership were developed.

Anam Cara

This practice was adjusted as Christianity relocated right into the Celtic lands and also remains to be a wonderful way to include family and friends in your ceremony.


Handfasting - A ceremony dating back to antiquity, Handfasting is a practice of marriage before the accessibility of rings and also precious metals. The couple would take an item of fabric or rope and before their friends and families, proclaim their love and purpose by stating a few words and also binding themselves with each other symbolically with the cordage. It is from this custom we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Exactly what better area to put the guarantees of a lifetime and eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the bride and groom while their vows are recited, after that in some traditions is thrown right into a deep body of water to hold those promises for evermore. Today that stone could be maintained as a remembrance of this big day.

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 into one. King James of Scotland gave his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a sign of his love for her during the marriage ceremony, from that point on the Quaich has been called the "loving cup". This stunning ceremony conveys the 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 approved right into the bridegroom's family with this ceremony. Usually the oldest woman participant of the bridegroom's family gives a piece of the household 's Tartan to the bride-to-be 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 home. This event is the recognition of the male participants of the bride's family members that they also now have a brand-new relationship and a brand-new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Minutes wedding celebrations we can provide comprehensive assistance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, from building and 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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