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Celebrations honoring Celtic origins as well as customs have actually long been preferred. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the dress of formal tartan and kilt, wedding events based upon aspects of Celtic custom can offer long lasting memories. Elements of these wedding events can include part or all of the following:

Anam Cara - Actually, the Hearts Partner, this custom is an one-of-a-kind event celebrating the production of an ageless love forever more. This celebration of the aspects; to the Celts the four elements Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which a successful relationship were built.

Anam Cara

This tradition was adjusted as Christianity relocated into the Celtic lands as well as continues to be a fantastic way to include family and friends in your ceremony.


Handfasting - An event dating back right to antiquity, Handfasting is a practice of marriage prior to the accessibility 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 stating a few words and binding themselves together symbolically with the rope. It is from this custom we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Exactly what better location to put 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 pledges are recited, after that in some traditions is tossed into a deep body of water to hold those assurances for evermore. Today that stone may be maintained as a remembrance of this special day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Originally crafted from timber the twin handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and also drinking mug rolled right into one. King James of Scotland offered his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a sign of his love for her throughout the marriage ceremony, from that point on the Quaich has actually been referred to as the "loving cup". This gorgeous ceremony communicates the true 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 bridegroom's family through this event. Usually the oldest woman member of the groom's family gives a swatch of the household 's Tartan to the bride symbolizing she is now linked into all the doings of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic peoples revolved around the defense of fireplace as well as house. This ceremony is the recognition of the male participants of the bride's family that they too now have a brand-new connection as well as a brand-new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

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

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