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Events honoring Celtic origins and customs have actually long been prominent. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the outfit of official tartan and kilt, wedding celebrations based upon aspects of Celtic tradition can supply lasting memories. Elements of these wedding celebrations can consist of part or all of the following:

Anam Cara - Literally, the Hearts Partner, this custom is a special ceremony commemorating the production of a timeless love now and forever more. This celebration of the elements; to the Celts the four elements Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which a successful relationship were built.

Anam Cara

This practice was adjusted as Christianity relocated into the Celtic lands as well as remains to be a wonderful way to include friends and family in your event.


Handfasting - An event dating back right to antiquity, Handfasting is a practice of marriage prior to the availability of rings as well as rare-earth elements. The couple would take a piece of cloth or rope and before their families and friends, proclaim their love and purpose by reciting a few words and also binding themselves with each other symbolically with the rope. It is from this tradition we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- What better area to put the guarantees of a life time as well as eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the bride and groom while their vows are stated, then in some customs is thrown into a deep body of water to hold those assurances for evermore. Today that stone might be maintained as a remembrance of this special 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 sign of his love for her during the marriage, from that point on the Quaich has been know as the "loving cup". This attractive event communicates the true blessings of Kith and also Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A new bride is officially accepted into the bridegroom's family through this event. Usually the oldest female participant of the groom's family gives a piece of the household 's Tartan to the bride indicating she is now interwoven into all the doings of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic individuals revolved around the protection of fireplace and house. This event is the recognition of the male members of the bride-to-be's family that they as well currently have a brand-new connection as well as a brand-new brother in arms.

Family Arms

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

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