Scottish – Irish – Celtic

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Events recognizing Celtic origins as well as customs have long been preferred. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the gown of official tartan and kilt, wedding events based on aspects of Celtic tradition can provide long-term memories. Aspects of these wedding celebrations can include part or every one of the following:

Anam Cara - Essentially, the Hearts Partner, this custom is a one-of-a-kind ceremony commemorating the creation of a timeless love forever more. This event of the components; to the Celts the 4 elements Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which an effective partnership were constructed.

Anam Cara

This practice was adapted as Christianity relocated into the Celtic lands and also continues to be a terrific way to include friends and family in your ceremony.


Handfasting - A ceremony dating back to antiquity, Handfasting is a custom 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 friends and families, proclaim their love and intent by reciting a couple of words as well as binding themselves together symbolically with the rope. It is from this tradition we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Just what better location to place the guarantees of a lifetime and also eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the groom and bride while their vows are recited, then in some customs is thrown right into a deep body of water to hold those pledges for evermore. Today that stone could be maintained as a remembrance of this big day.

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 offered his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a symbol of his love for her throughout the marriage ceremony, from that point on the Quaich has been called the "loving cup". This attractive ceremony communicates the blessings of Kith as well as Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride is formally approved right into the groom's family with this event. Normally the oldest female member of the bridegroom's family provides a piece of the family member 's Tartan to the bride-to-be indicating she is currently linked right into all the behaviors of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial roots of the Celtic individuals focused on the protection of hearth as well as home. This event is the acknowledgement of the male members of the bride's family that they also currently have a new relationship as well as a brand-new brother in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Minutes wedding events we can give comprehensive guidance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish ceremonies, from building and construction of the event to the final blessing in Gaelic we can help you develop the day of your dreams ...

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