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Celebrations recognizing Celtic origins as well as traditions have actually long been preferred. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the outfit of official tartan and kilt, weddings based on elements of Celtic tradition can offer enduring memories. Aspects of these weddings can consist of part or all of the following:

Anam Cara - Actually, the Hearts other Half, this custom is a special event celebrating the production of a classic love now and forever more. This event of the aspects; to the Celts the four aspects Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which a successful partnership were developed.

Anam Cara

This practice was adjusted as Christianity moved into the Celtic lands and also continues to be a remarkable way to include friends and family in your event.


Handfasting - A ceremony going back to antiquity, Handfasting is a tradition of marriage prior to the accessibility of rings and also precious metals. The couple would take an item of cloth or rope and before their friends and families, declare their love and purpose by stating a couple of words and binding themselves with each other symbolically with the rope. It is from this practice we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Just what better location to put the pledges of a lifetime and also eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the groom and bride while their promises are stated, after that in some customs is thrown into a deep body of water to hold those pledges for evermore. Today that stone could be kept as a remembrance of this special day.

Oathing Stone

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

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride is officially approved into the bridegroom's family with this event. Generally the oldest woman member of the groom's family offers a piece of the household 's Tartan to the new bride indicating she is currently linked right into all the doings of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic individuals revolved around the defense of fireplace as well as home. This ceremony is the recognition of the male members of the new bride's family members that they too currently have a new relationship and also a new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Minutes wedding celebrations we can give comprehensive assistance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish ceremonies, from construction of the event to the final blessing in Gaelic we can assist you produce the day of your desires ...

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