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Events recognizing Celtic origins as well as customs have 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 custom can give long lasting memories. Elements of these wedding events can consist of part or all of the following:

Anam Cara - Essentially, the Hearts Partner, this custom is a special event celebrating the creation 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 built.

Anam Cara

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


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

Oathing Stone -- Just what better area to put the guarantees of a life time as well as eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the bride and groom while their pledges are recited, after that in some practices is tossed 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 - Originally 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 gave his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a symbol of his love for her throughout the marriage, from that point on the Quaich has been referred to as the "loving cup". This gorgeous event conveys the true blessings of Kith and Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride-to-be is formally accepted right into the groom's family with this event. Normally the oldest woman member of the groom's family provides a swatch of the household 's Tartan to the bride-to-be representing she is now interwoven right into all the doings of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial roots of the Celtic peoples focused on the protection of hearth as well as house. This ceremony is the recognition of the male members of the bride's family members that they also now have a new partnership as well as a brand-new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

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

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