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Celebrations recognizing Celtic origins and practices have long been prominent. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the dress of official tartan and kilt, weddings based upon elements of Celtic practice can give lasting memories. Aspects of these weddings could consist of part or all of the following:

Anam Cara - Literally, the Hearts other Half, this custom is a one-of-a-kind ceremony commemorating the development of a timeless love now and forever more. This event of the components; to the Celts the 4 components Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which a successful relationship were constructed.

Anam Cara

This tradition was adapted as Christianity relocated into the Celtic lands and continues to be a remarkable way to include loved ones in your event.


Handfasting - A ceremony dating back to classical times, Handfasting is a custom of marriage prior to the accessibility of rings and also rare-earth elements. The couple would take an item of cloth or rope and before their friends and families, proclaim their love and intention by reciting a couple of words as well as binding themselves together symbolically with the rope. It is from this tradition we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Exactly what better place to place the guarantees of a lifetime and eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the couple while their promises are stated, after that in some traditions is tossed right into a deep body of water to hold those guarantees for evermore. Today that stone may be kept as a remembrance of this big day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Initially crafted from wood the double handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit as well as drinking mug rolled right into one. King James of Scotland provided his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a symbol of his love for her during the wedding, from that point on the Quaich has actually been know as the "loving cup". This stunning ceremony shares the blessings of Kith and also Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A new bride is officially approved right into the groom's family with this ceremony. Usually the oldest woman participant of the groom's family gives a piece of the family member 's Tartan to the bride representing she is currently interwoven right into all the doings of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial roots of the Celtic peoples revolved around the defense of hearth and also home. This event is the acknowledgement of the male members of the bride's household that they as well currently have a brand-new connection and a brand-new brother in arms.

Family Arms

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

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