Scottish – Irish – Celtic

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Events honoring Celtic origins and also customs have long been popular. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the gown of official tartan and kilt, wedding celebrations based on facets of Celtic practice can provide long-term memories. Aspects of these wedding celebrations can include part or all the following:

Anam Cara - Essentially, the Hearts other Half, this tradition is a special ceremony celebrating the production of a classic love forever more. This celebration of the components; to the Celts the 4 components Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which a successful partnership were constructed.

Anam Cara

This practice was adapted as Christianity moved into the Celtic lands and remains to be a wonderful way to include friends and family in your event.


Handfasting - A ceremony dating back to antiquity, Handfasting is a practice of marriage before the availability 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 reciting a couple of words and binding themselves together symbolically with the rope. It is from this tradition we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- What better area to place the promises of a lifetime and also eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the bride and groom while their vows are stated, after that in some customs is tossed into a deep body of water to hold those promises for evermore. Today that stone could be maintained as a remembrance of this special day.

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 provided 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 actually been know 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 new bride is officially approved right into the groom's family with this ceremony. Typically the oldest female participant of the bridegroom's family gives a swatch of the household 's Tartan to the bride-to-be indicating 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 fireplace and also house. This ceremony is the recognition of the male members of the new bride's household that they too currently have a brand-new connection as well as a brand-new brother in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Minutes weddings we can supply extensive support on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, from building and construction of the event to the last true blessing in Gaelic we can assist you develop the day of your desires ...

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