Scottish – Irish – Celtic

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Events honoring Celtic origins as well as practices have long been popular. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the dress of official tartan and kilt, wedding events based on aspects of Celtic custom can offer lasting memories. Aspects of these wedding events can consist of part or all of the following:

Anam Cara - Essentially, the Hearts other Half, this tradition is a unique ceremony commemorating the creation of an ageless love forever more. This celebration of the elements; to the Celts the four components Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which a successful connection were built.

Anam Cara

This custom was adapted as Christianity moved right into the Celtic lands and also continues to be a remarkable way to include loved ones in your event.


Handfasting - A ceremony going back to classical times, Handfasting is a tradition 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 families and friends, proclaim their love and intent by stating a few words as well as binding themselves with each other symbolically with the rope. It is from this custom we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".

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

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Initially crafted from wood the double handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit as well as drinking cup rolled right into one. King James of Scotland provided his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a symbol of his love for her during the wedding, from that point on the Quaich has been called the "loving cup". This attractive ceremony communicates 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 settled for into the bridegroom's family via this ceremony. Normally the oldest female participant of the bridegroom's family offers a piece of the household 's Tartan to the bride-to-be representing she is currently interwoven right 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 fireplace and also house. This ceremony is the recognition of the male participants of the new bride's household that they as well currently have a brand-new connection as well as a brand-new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Minutes weddings we can offer detailed support on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, from construction of the event to the final true blessing in Gaelic we can assist you produce the day of your dreams ...

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