Scottish – Irish – Celtic

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Events honoring Celtic origins as well as practices have long been preferred. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the dress of formal tartan and kilt, wedding celebrations based upon aspects of Celtic practice can provide long lasting memories. Facets of these weddings could consist of part or all of the following:

Anam Cara - Literally, the Hearts other Half, this tradition is a one-of-a-kind event commemorating the production of a timeless love forever more. This event of the aspects; to the Celts the 4 elements Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which a successful partnership were constructed.

Anam Cara

This tradition was adjusted as Christianity relocated right into the Celtic lands and also continues to be a wonderful way to include loved ones in your ceremony.


Handfasting - A ceremony going back to antiquity, Handfasting is a tradition of marriage prior to the availability of rings as well as rare-earth elements. The couple would take a piece of fabric or rope and before their families and friends, declare their love and intention by stating a couple of words and also binding themselves together symbolically with the cordage. It is from this practice we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Exactly what better place to place the guarantees of a lifetime and also eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the couple while their vows are stated, after that in some practices is thrown 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 - Initially 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 offered 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 know as the "loving cup". This lovely event conveys the true blessings of Kith and Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A new bride is formally accepted right into the groom's family with this ceremony. Generally the oldest female member of the groom's family provides a swatch of the household 's Tartan to the new bride signifying she is now linked into all the doings of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic peoples revolved around the protection of hearth and also home. This ceremony is the recognition of the male members of the new bride's family members that they also currently have a new partnership and a brand-new brother in arms.

Family Arms

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

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