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Celebrations recognizing Celtic roots and also customs have long been prominent. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the gown of official tartan and kilt, weddings based upon elements of Celtic tradition can offer long-term memories. Aspects of these wedding celebrations could include part or every one of the following:

Anam Cara - Essentially, the Hearts other Half, this practice is a one-of-a-kind event celebrating the creation of an ageless love forever more. This celebration of the aspects; to the Celts the 4 components Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which an effective connection were developed.

Anam Cara

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


Handfasting - A ceremony going back right to classical times, Handfasting is a tradition of marriage before the accessibility of rings and rare-earth elements. The couple would take a piece of fabric or rope and before their friends and families, proclaim their love and intent by stating a couple of words and also binding themselves with each other symbolically with the cordage. It is from this custom we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- What better place to put the guarantees of a life time and eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the bride and groom while their pledges are stated, after that in some traditions is tossed into a deep body of water to hold those guarantees for evermore. Today that stone may be maintained as a remembrance of this wedding.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Initially crafted from wood the double handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and drinking cup rolled right into one. King James of Scotland offered his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a symbol of his love for her throughout the marriage ceremony, 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 new bride is formally settled for into the groom's family with this event. Typically the oldest female participant of the bridegroom's family gives a piece of the family member 's Tartan to the bride indicating she is now linked into all the doings of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic individuals focused on the defense of fireplace and also house. This ceremony is the recognition of the male members of the bride's family that they too now have a new relationship and a new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Minutes wedding events we can give comprehensive assistance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, from construction of the ceremony to the final blessing in Gaelic we can help you develop the day of your dreams ...

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