Scottish – Irish – Celtic

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Events honoring Celtic origins and also traditions have actually long been popular. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the gown of official tartan and kilt, wedding events based on elements of Celtic tradition can provide long lasting memories. Facets of these wedding celebrations could include part or all the following:

Anam Cara - Actually, the Hearts other Half, this practice is a one-of-a-kind event commemorating the production of a timeless love now and forever more. This celebration of the components; to the Celts the 4 elements Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which an effective relationship were constructed.

Anam Cara

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


Handfasting - A ceremony going back to classical times, Handfasting is a practice of marriage before the availability of rings and also precious metals. The couple would take a piece of fabric or rope and before their families and friends, state their love and purpose by reciting a few words and also binding themselves together 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 promises of a lifetime and eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the couple while their promises are recited, after that in some customs is thrown right into a deep body of water to hold those pledges for evermore. Today that stone could 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 also drinking vessel 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, from that point on the Quaich has been know as the "loving cup". This attractive event shares the true blessings of Kith and also Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride-to-be is formally approved into the bridegroom's family via this ceremony. Generally the oldest woman participant of the groom's family offers a piece of the family member 's Tartan to the bride symbolizing she is now interwoven right into all the behaviors of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic individuals revolved around the protection of fireplace and house. This ceremony is the recognition of the male participants of the new bride's household that they also now have a new partnership and a brand-new brother in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Minutes wedding celebrations we can offer extensive assistance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, from construction of the ceremony to the final true blessing in Gaelic we can assist you produce the day of your dreams ...

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