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Celebrations recognizing Celtic origins as well as customs have actually long been preferred. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the outfit of official tartan and kilt, wedding celebrations based upon elements of Celtic tradition can give lasting memories. Aspects of these wedding events could include part or every one of the following:

Anam Cara - Essentially, the Hearts Partner, this tradition is a distinct event commemorating the production of a timeless love now and forever more. This event of the aspects; to the Celts the four elements Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which a successful relationship were built.

Anam Cara

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


Handfasting - An event dating back right to antiquity, Handfasting is a practice of marriage prior to the accessibility of rings and precious metals. The couple would take an item of fabric or rope and before their families and friends, proclaim their love and intent by stating a couple of words and binding themselves together symbolically with the rope. It is from this practice we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Just what better area to put the promises of a life time and eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the groom and bride while their pledges are stated, after that in some traditions is tossed right into a deep body of water to hold those pledges for evermore. Today that stone might be kept as a remembrance of this wedding.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Initially crafted from wood the twin handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and drinking vessel rolled right into one. King James of Scotland gave his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a sign of his love for her throughout the marriage ceremony, from that point on the Quaich has been called the "loving cup". This beautiful ceremony communicates the 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 formally accepted right into the groom's family via this event. Normally the oldest woman member of the bridegroom's family provides a piece of the household 's Tartan to the bride representing she is currently interwoven into all the doings of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial roots of the Celtic peoples focused on the defense of fireplace and house. This event is the acknowledgement of the male members of the bride-to-be's household that they as well currently have a new relationship as well as a new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Minutes weddings we can offer detailed assistance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish ceremonies, from building of the event to the last true blessing in Gaelic we can assist you produce the day of your desires ...

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