Scottish – Irish – Celtic

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Celebrations recognizing Celtic origins as well as customs have long been preferred. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the dress of official tartan and kilt, wedding events based upon elements of Celtic practice can offer long-term memories. Elements of these weddings could consist of part or every one of the following:

Anam Cara - Literally, the Hearts other Half, this tradition is a unique event commemorating the creation of a classic love forever more. This event of the elements; to the Celts the 4 aspects Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which a successful relationship were developed.

Anam Cara

This custom was adjusted as Christianity relocated into the Celtic lands and continues to be a wonderful way to include family and friends in your event.


Handfasting - An event going back right to classical times, Handfasting is a practice of marriage prior to the accessibility of rings and also rare-earth elements. The couple would take a piece of fabric or rope and before their families and friends, declare their love and purpose by reciting a couple of words and binding themselves together symbolically with the cordage. It is from this practice we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Just what better area to place the promises of a life time as well as eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the couple while their promises are recited, then in some customs is tossed right into a deep body of water to hold those guarantees for evermore. Today that stone may be maintained 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 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 throughout the marriage ceremony, from that point on the Quaich has actually been referred to as the "loving cup". This stunning ceremony shares the blessings of Kith and Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride-to-be is officially accepted into the bridegroom's family through this ceremony. Normally the oldest woman participant of the bridegroom's family offers a swatch of the family member 's Tartan to the new bride 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 focused on the defense of fireplace and also residence. This event is the acknowledgement of the male participants of the bride's family members that they as well currently have a new relationship and also a new brother 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 ceremony to the final true blessing in Gaelic we can help you produce the day of your desires ...

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