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Events recognizing Celtic roots and traditions have actually long been preferred. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the dress of official tartan and kilt, wedding celebrations based on facets of Celtic custom can offer long lasting memories. Elements of these wedding events could consist of part or every one of the following:

Anam Cara - Actually, the Hearts other Half, this custom is a one-of-a-kind event celebrating the creation of a timeless love forever more. This event of the aspects; to the Celts the 4 components Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which a successful relationship were constructed.

Anam Cara

This custom was adjusted as Christianity relocated right into the Celtic lands and continues to be a wonderful means to include loved ones in your ceremony.


Handfasting - An event going back right to classical times, Handfasting is a tradition of marriage before the availability of rings as well as rare-earth elements. The couple would take a piece of fabric or rope and before their families and friends, proclaim their love and intent by reciting a few words and binding themselves together symbolically with the cordage. It is from this practice we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- What better place 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 thrown right into a deep body of water to hold those promises for evermore. Today that stone might be maintained 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 drinking mug rolled right into one. King James of Scotland offered 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 called the "loving cup". This lovely ceremony communicates 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 formally approved right into the bridegroom's family via this event. Generally the oldest female member of the bridegroom's family offers a piece of the household 's Tartan to the bride signifying she is now linked into all the doings of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic individuals revolved around the protection of fireplace and house. This ceremony is the recognition of the male members of the new bride's family that they as well now have a new relationship and a new brother in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Minutes weddings we can provide detailed assistance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish ceremonies, from building and construction of the ceremony to the final true blessing in Gaelic we can help you create the day of your desires ...

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