Scottish – Irish – Celtic

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Celebrations recognizing Celtic origins as well as practices have long been popular. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the outfit of official tartan and kilt, wedding events based on aspects of Celtic practice can offer long-term memories. Facets of these wedding events could include part or all of the following:

Anam Cara - Literally, the Hearts Partner, this custom is a one-of-a-kind ceremony celebrating the creation of a timeless love forever more. This celebration of the elements; to the Celts the four aspects Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which a successful connection were developed.

Anam Cara

This custom was adjusted as Christianity relocated into the Celtic lands as well as remains to be a wonderful way to include family and friends in your event.


Handfasting - A ceremony going back to classical times, Handfasting is a practice of marriage before 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 purpose by stating a few 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 location to place the guarantees of a life time and also eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the couple while their pledges are stated, then in some customs is tossed into a deep body of water to hold those pledges for evermore. Today that stone might be kept as a remembrance of this wedding.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Originally crafted from wood the double handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and 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 actually been called the "loving cup". This stunning event communicates the true blessings of Kith and also Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride is formally accepted right into the bridegroom's family via this event. Typically the oldest female member of the bridegroom's family offers a piece of the family member 's Tartan to the new bride symbolizing she is now linked into all the doings of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial roots of the Celtic peoples revolved around the protection of fireplace and also home. This event is the recognition of the male participants of the new bride's family that they too now have a new relationship as well as a brand-new brother in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Minutes weddings we can offer extensive support on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, from building and construction of the ceremony to the final blessing in Gaelic we can help you produce the day of your dreams ...

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