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Celebrations honoring Celtic roots and customs have actually long been prominent. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the outfit of official tartan and kilt, wedding celebrations based upon aspects of Celtic practice can offer long lasting memories. Aspects of these weddings can consist of part or all of the following:

Anam Cara - Actually, the Hearts Partner, this tradition is a unique event commemorating the development of a classic love forever more. This celebration of the components; to the Celts the 4 elements Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which an effective partnership were developed.

Anam Cara

This tradition was adjusted as Christianity relocated into the Celtic lands and also continues to be a terrific way to include family and friends in your event.


Handfasting - A ceremony dating back right to antiquity, Handfasting is a practice of marriage prior to the accessibility of rings and also precious metals. The couple would take a piece of fabric or rope and before their families and friends, state their love and intent by stating a few words and binding themselves with each other symbolically with the rope. It is from this tradition we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Just what better area to put the promises of a lifetime and eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the couple while their promises are recited, after that in some traditions is thrown into a deep body of water to hold those pledges for evermore. Today that stone might be maintained as a remembrance of this big day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Originally crafted from wood the twin handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and 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, from that point on the Quaich has been called the "loving cup". This beautiful ceremony shares 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 accepted into the bridegroom's family through this event. Generally the oldest woman participant of the bridegroom's family provides a piece of the household 's Tartan to the bride-to-be indicating she is currently linked into all the behaviors of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic individuals revolved around the protection of fireplace and also residence. This ceremony is the recognition of the male participants of the bride-to-be's family that they too currently have a brand-new connection and a brand-new brother in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Minutes wedding events we can provide thorough support on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, from building of the event to the final true blessing in Gaelic we can help you develop the day of your dreams ...

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