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Events recognizing Celtic origins and traditions have long been preferred. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the gown of official tartan and kilt, weddings based upon aspects of Celtic tradition can give long-term memories. Elements of these weddings could consist of part or all the following:

Anam Cara - Essentially, the Hearts other Half, this tradition is a special ceremony celebrating the development of an ageless love now and forever more. This celebration of the components; to the Celts the 4 components Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which an effective relationship were constructed.

Anam Cara

This tradition was adapted as Christianity relocated right into the Celtic lands and also continues to be a remarkable way to include family and friends in your ceremony.


Handfasting - A ceremony dating back right to antiquity, Handfasting is a practice of marriage before the availability of rings as well as precious metals. The couple would take an item of cloth or rope and before their families and friends, state their love and intent by stating a couple of words and 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 place to place the assurances of a life time and also eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the bride and groom while their pledges are recited, then in some traditions is thrown into a deep body of water to hold those guarantees for evermore. Today that stone may be kept as a remembrance of this big day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Initially crafted from wood the twin handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and also drinking mug 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 been know as the "loving cup". This gorgeous 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 bride-to-be is officially approved right into the groom's family with this event. Usually the oldest woman member of the bridegroom's family provides a piece of the family member 's Tartan to the bride-to-be symbolizing she is now linked into all the behaviors of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial roots of the Celtic individuals revolved around the protection of hearth as well as home. This event is the recognition of the male participants of the bride-to-be's family members that they also now have a new relationship and a new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Minutes wedding celebrations we can offer detailed support on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, from building and construction of the event to the last true blessing in Gaelic we can help you create the day of your desires ...

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