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Events honoring Celtic origins as well as customs have actually long been preferred. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the dress of official tartan and kilt, weddings based on elements of Celtic practice can give long-term memories. Elements of these wedding celebrations could consist of part or all the following:

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

Anam Cara

This practice was adapted as Christianity relocated right into the Celtic lands and also continues to be a wonderful 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 rare-earth elements. The couple would take an item of fabric or rope and before their families and friends, state their love and intent by stating a few words and 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 place to place the guarantees of a life time as well as eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the couple while their promises are recited, then in some traditions is tossed right into a deep body of water to hold those promises for evermore. Today that stone might be kept as a remembrance of this special day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Originally crafted from wood the twin handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit as well as drinking cup rolled into one. King James of Scotland gave his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a sign of his love for her during the wedding, from that point on the Quaich has been referred to as the "loving cup". This attractive event shares the blessings of Kith and also Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride is officially accepted into the bridegroom's family through this ceremony. Normally the oldest woman participant of the bridegroom's family gives a piece of the family member 's Tartan to the bride-to-be representing she is currently interwoven into all the behaviors of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial roots of the Celtic individuals revolved around the defense of hearth and also house. This ceremony is the recognition of the male participants of the bride-to-be's family that they as well currently have a brand-new connection and a brand-new brother in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Minutes wedding celebrations we can provide thorough assistance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, from building of the ceremony to the last true blessing in Gaelic we can help you produce the day of your dreams ...

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