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Events recognizing Celtic origins and also traditions have actually long been preferred. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the dress of official tartan and kilt, weddings based upon aspects of Celtic custom can offer enduring memories. Aspects of these weddings could include part or all of the following:

Anam Cara - Essentially, the Hearts other Half, this custom is a distinct event commemorating the creation of an ageless love forever more. This event of the components; to the Celts the 4 aspects Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which an effective partnership were built.

Anam Cara

This practice was adjusted as Christianity moved into the Celtic lands and also remains to be a wonderful way to include loved ones in your ceremony.


Handfasting - A ceremony dating back to classical times, Handfasting is a custom of marriage before the availability of rings as well as rare-earth elements. The couple would take an item of cloth or rope and before their families and friends, state their love and intent by reciting a few words as well as binding themselves together symbolically with the rope. It is from this practice we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- What better area to put the promises 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 vows are stated, then in some customs is thrown right into a deep body of water to hold those promises for evermore. Today that stone may be maintained as a remembrance of this wedding.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Originally crafted from wood the twin handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit as well as drinking vessel rolled right into one. King James of Scotland gave his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a symbol of his love for her during the marriage, from that point on the Quaich has been referred to as the "loving cup". This lovely event conveys the blessings of Kith as well as Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride is officially accepted into the groom's family through this event. Normally the oldest female member of the bridegroom's family gives a swatch of the family member 's Tartan to the bride signifying she is now interwoven right into all the doings of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic peoples focused on the protection of hearth as well as home. This ceremony is the recognition of the male members of the bride's family that they too now have a new partnership as well as a new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

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

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