Scottish – Irish – Celtic

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Celebrations recognizing Celtic roots and also traditions have actually long been popular. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the gown of formal tartan and kilt, wedding events based upon elements of Celtic custom can supply long lasting memories. Elements of these wedding events could include part or every one of the following:

Anam Cara - Literally, the Hearts other Half, this custom is a one-of-a-kind ceremony celebrating the creation of a classic love forever more. This event of the components; to the Celts the 4 aspects Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which an effective connection were built.

Anam Cara

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


Handfasting - A ceremony dating back right to antiquity, Handfasting is a tradition of marriage prior to the availability of rings and also precious metals. The couple would take a piece of cloth or rope and before their friends and families, declare their love and intent by stating a few words as well as binding themselves together symbolically with the cordage. It is from this tradition we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- What better location to place the pledges of a lifetime and also eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the bride and groom while their promises are recited, then in some traditions is tossed right into a deep body of water to hold those assurances for evermore. Today that stone could be maintained as a remembrance of this big day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Originally crafted from timber the double handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit as well as drinking cup rolled right into one. King James of Scotland gave 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 gorgeous event conveys the blessings of Kith and also Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride is formally approved into the bridegroom's family with this ceremony. Usually the oldest female member of the groom's family offers a swatch of the household 's Tartan to the new bride indicating she is now interwoven right into all the behaviors of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic peoples focused on the protection of hearth and residence. This event is the recognition of the male members of the bride's family members that they too currently have a new relationship and a brand-new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

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

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