Scottish – Irish – Celtic

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Celebrations honoring Celtic origins and traditions have long been preferred. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the gown of official tartan and kilt, wedding celebrations based on facets of Celtic custom can supply long-term memories. Facets of these wedding events could consist of part or all the following:

Anam Cara - Actually, the Hearts Partner, this practice is a special event commemorating the development of a classic love now and forever more. This event of the elements; to the Celts the four components Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which a successful partnership were developed.

Anam Cara

This practice was adjusted as Christianity relocated into the Celtic lands as well as continues to be a terrific means to include family and friends in your ceremony.


Handfasting - A ceremony dating back right to antiquity, Handfasting is a custom of marriage prior to the accessibility of rings as well as precious metals. The couple would take an item of fabric or rope and before their friends and families, declare their love and purpose by stating a few words as well as binding themselves together symbolically with the rope. It is from this custom we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Just what better place to put the assurances of a lifetime as well as eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the groom and bride while their vows are recited, then in some customs is thrown right into a deep body of water to hold those assurances for evermore. Today that stone might be kept as a remembrance of this wedding.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Initially crafted from timber the double handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and also drinking mug 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 marriage ceremony, from that point on the Quaich has actually been referred to as the "loving cup". This lovely ceremony conveys the blessings of Kith as well as Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride-to-be is officially accepted into the bridegroom's family via this event. Normally the oldest female participant of the groom's family provides a swatch of the household 's Tartan to the bride representing she is currently linked into all the behaviors of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic peoples revolved around the defense of fireplace as well as residence. This event is the acknowledgement of the male participants of the bride's family members that they as well currently have a new connection as well as a new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

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

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