Scottish – Irish – Celtic

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Celebrations recognizing Celtic origins and also customs have actually long been popular. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the gown of formal tartan and kilt, wedding events based on aspects of Celtic tradition can supply long lasting memories. Aspects of these wedding celebrations could include part or every one of the following:

Anam Cara - Literally, the Hearts other Half, this custom is a distinct event celebrating the development of a timeless love forever more. This celebration of the aspects; to the Celts the 4 components Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which an effective connection were developed.

Anam Cara

This practice was adapted as Christianity moved into the Celtic lands and continues to be a fantastic means to include friends and family in your ceremony.


Handfasting - A ceremony going back right to classical times, Handfasting is a practice of marriage before the availability of rings and also precious metals. The couple would take a piece of cloth or rope and before their families and friends, declare their love and intention by stating a few words as well as binding themselves with each other symbolically with the cordage. It is from this custom we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Exactly what better place to place the promises of a life time and also eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the groom and bride while their pledges are recited, after that in some customs is thrown right into a deep body of water to hold those guarantees for evermore. Today that stone might be maintained as a remembrance of this big day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Initially crafted from wood 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 sign of his love for her throughout the wedding, from that point on the Quaich has actually been know as the "loving cup". This stunning event conveys the true blessings of Kith as well as Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A new bride is officially settled for right into the bridegroom's family with this ceremony. Typically the oldest woman participant of the groom's family provides a swatch of the household 's Tartan to the bride indicating she is now linked into all the behaviors of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic individuals focused on the protection of hearth and residence. This event is the acknowledgement of the male members of the bride's family that they as well currently have a brand-new partnership and a brand-new brother in arms.

Family Arms

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

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