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Events honoring Celtic roots and also traditions have actually long been prominent. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the outfit of official tartan and kilt, wedding events based on elements of Celtic practice can give long lasting memories. Elements of these wedding events could include part or all the following:

Anam Cara - Essentially, the Hearts Partner, this custom is a special ceremony celebrating the creation of a timeless love forever more. This celebration of the components; to the Celts the 4 aspects Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which an effective partnership were developed.

Anam Cara

This tradition was adapted as Christianity moved into the Celtic lands as well as remains to be a fantastic means to include family and friends in your ceremony.


Handfasting - A ceremony going back to antiquity, Handfasting is a custom 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 friends and families, state their love and intention by reciting a couple of words as well as binding themselves with each other symbolically with the cordage. It is from this tradition we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- What better area to place the promises of a lifetime and eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the couple while their vows are recited, after that in some traditions is thrown into a deep body of water to hold those guarantees for evermore. Today that stone might 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 mug rolled 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, from that point on the Quaich has actually been called the "loving cup". This stunning event 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 officially accepted into the bridegroom's family with this event. Typically the oldest woman participant of the groom's family gives a swatch of the family member 's Tartan to the new bride indicating she is currently interwoven into all the doings of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic individuals focused on the protection of hearth and also house. This ceremony is the acknowledgement of the male members of the bride's household that they as well now have a new relationship and a new brother in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Minutes wedding celebrations we can offer thorough assistance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, from construction of the event to the final true blessing in Gaelic we can help you create the day of your desires ...

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