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Celebrations honoring Celtic roots and also practices have long been prominent. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the outfit of official tartan and kilt, wedding events based on facets of Celtic practice can give enduring memories. Aspects of these wedding celebrations can consist of part or all the following:

Anam Cara - Actually, the Hearts other Half, this custom is a distinct event celebrating the creation of a classic love forever more. This celebration of the elements; to the Celts the four components Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which a successful partnership were developed.

Anam Cara

This practice was adjusted as Christianity moved into the Celtic lands and continues to be a fantastic means to include loved ones in your ceremony.


Handfasting - A ceremony going back to antiquity, Handfasting is a practice of marriage before the availability of rings as well as rare-earth elements. The couple would take a piece of fabric or rope and before their families and friends, declare their love and purpose by reciting a couple of 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 -- What better area 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 promises are stated, after that in some customs is thrown right into a deep body of water to hold those assurances for evermore. Today that stone might be kept 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 drinking mug rolled into one. King James of Scotland offered 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 actually been know as the "loving cup". This beautiful event shares the true blessings of Kith and also Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride-to-be is formally settled for into the bridegroom's family through this ceremony. Typically the oldest woman member of the groom's family gives a swatch of the household 's Tartan to the bride representing she is currently linked right 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 hearth and residence. This ceremony is the recognition of the male participants of the new bride's household that they also now have a new connection and a new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Minutes wedding events we can offer extensive assistance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish ceremonies, from construction of the event to the last blessing in Gaelic we can assist you develop the day of your desires ...

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