Scottish – Irish – Celtic

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Events recognizing Celtic origins and practices have long been preferred. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the dress of formal tartan and kilt, weddings based upon facets of Celtic tradition can give long-term memories. Aspects of these wedding events could consist of part or every one of the following:

Anam Cara - Essentially, the Hearts Partner, this tradition is a one-of-a-kind ceremony celebrating the production of an ageless love now and forever more. This celebration of the elements; to the Celts the 4 components Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which an effective partnership were built.

Anam Cara

This custom was adapted as Christianity relocated into the Celtic lands and also remains to be a remarkable means to include loved ones in your ceremony.


Handfasting - A ceremony going back to classical times, Handfasting is a practice of marriage before the accessibility of rings as well as precious metals. The couple would take an item of cloth or rope and before their families and friends, declare their love and intention by reciting a couple of words as well as binding themselves together symbolically with the rope. It is from this custom we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Just what better area to put the guarantees of a lifetime as well as eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the groom and bride while their vows are stated, after that in some customs is tossed into a deep body of water to hold those pledges for evermore. Today that stone might be kept as a remembrance of this big day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Initially crafted from wood the twin handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and also drinking mug rolled into one. King James of Scotland provided his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a symbol of his love for her throughout the wedding, from that point on the Quaich has been referred to as the "loving cup". This beautiful event conveys the true blessings of Kith and also Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride is formally approved into the groom's family with this ceremony. Usually the oldest woman member of the bridegroom's family provides a swatch of the family member 's Tartan to the bride representing she is now interwoven into all the doings of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial roots of the Celtic individuals revolved around the defense of fireplace and also house. This event is the acknowledgement of the male members of the bride's family that they also now have a brand-new partnership as well as a brand-new brother in arms.

Family Arms

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

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