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Events honoring Celtic origins and customs have actually long been preferred. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the outfit of official tartan and kilt, wedding events based upon elements of Celtic custom can provide enduring memories. Aspects of these wedding celebrations could include part or every one of the following:

Anam Cara - Actually, the Hearts other Half, this tradition is a special event celebrating the production of a timeless love forever more. This celebration of the aspects; to the Celts the 4 elements Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which an effective partnership were constructed.

Anam Cara

This tradition was adjusted as Christianity moved into the Celtic lands and continues to be a terrific means to include friends and family in your event.


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

Oathing Stone -- Exactly what better location to place the promises of a life time and also eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the couple while their promises are stated, then in some customs is thrown 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 timber the double 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 wedding, from that point on the Quaich has been know as the "loving cup". This attractive ceremony shares the blessings of Kith and Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride is formally accepted into the groom's family via this ceremony. Usually the oldest woman participant of the bridegroom's family provides a piece of the family member 's Tartan to the bride-to-be indicating she is now interwoven right into all the doings of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic individuals revolved around the protection of hearth and also home. This ceremony is the recognition of the male participants of the new bride's family members that they also currently have a brand-new relationship and a brand-new brother in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Minutes wedding celebrations we can give comprehensive guidance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish ceremonies, from construction of the event to the last true blessing in Gaelic we can help you create the day of your dreams ...

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