Scottish – Irish – Celtic

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Events honoring Celtic origins and also practices 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 offer lasting memories. Facets of these wedding celebrations could consist of part or all of the following:

Anam Cara - Actually, the Hearts Partner, this tradition is a unique event commemorating the production of an ageless love now and forever more. This event of the aspects; to the Celts the 4 aspects Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which a successful partnership were developed.

Anam Cara

This tradition was adapted as Christianity moved into the Celtic lands as well as remains to be a terrific way to include family and friends in your event.


Handfasting - An event dating back right to classical times, Handfasting is a practice of marriage prior to the availability of rings and precious metals. The couple would take an item of cloth or rope and before their friends and families, declare their love and purpose by reciting a few words as well as binding themselves with each other symbolically with the cordage. It is from this custom we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Exactly what better place to place the pledges of a life time and also eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the couple while their vows are stated, then in some customs is tossed right into a deep body of water to hold those pledges for evermore. Today that stone could be maintained as a remembrance of this wedding.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Originally crafted from timber the double handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and 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 during the marriage ceremony, from that point on the Quaich has been called the "loving cup". This stunning ceremony communicates the blessings of Kith and Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A new bride is officially approved into the bridegroom's family via this event. Typically the oldest female member of the groom's family offers a piece of the family member 's Tartan to the new bride symbolizing she is currently linked right into all the behaviors of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic individuals focused on the protection of hearth and also house. This event is the recognition of the male participants of the bride-to-be's household that they also currently have a brand-new relationship as well as a new brother in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Minutes wedding celebrations we can give detailed assistance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, 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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