Scottish – Irish – Celtic

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Events recognizing Celtic origins and customs have long been preferred. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the outfit of formal tartan and kilt, weddings based on facets of Celtic tradition can offer enduring memories. Facets of these weddings can include part or every one of the following:

Anam Cara - Literally, the Hearts other Half, this custom is a distinct ceremony commemorating the development of an ageless love now and forever more. This event of the components; to the Celts the four aspects Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which a successful connection were built.

Anam Cara

This practice was adjusted as Christianity relocated right into the Celtic lands and also continues to be a terrific way to include family and friends in your ceremony.


Handfasting - A ceremony going back right to classical times, Handfasting is a custom of marriage before the accessibility of rings as well as rare-earth elements. The couple would take an item of fabric or rope and before their friends and families, declare their love and purpose by reciting 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 -- What better area to place the assurances of a life time as well as eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the groom and bride while their promises are recited, then in some practices 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 wedding.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Originally crafted from timber the twin handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and also drinking cup rolled into one. King James of Scotland provided his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a sign of his love for her throughout the marriage, from that point on the Quaich has been know as the "loving cup". This lovely ceremony shares 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 formally settled for into the groom's family with this ceremony. Typically the oldest woman member of the bridegroom's family provides a piece of the family member 's Tartan to the new bride signifying she is currently linked 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 hearth and also residence. This ceremony is the recognition of the male members of the bride-to-be's family members that they as well now have a new connection as well as a new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Minutes wedding events we can provide detailed support on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, from building of the ceremony to the final true blessing in Gaelic we can assist you develop the day of your desires ...

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