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Events honoring Celtic origins as well as traditions have actually long been popular. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the dress of formal tartan and kilt, weddings based on aspects of Celtic custom can supply long lasting memories. Elements of these wedding celebrations can include part or every one of the following:

Anam Cara - Literally, the Hearts other Half, this tradition is a unique ceremony commemorating the creation of a timeless love forever more. This celebration of the components; to the Celts the 4 components Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which an effective connection were constructed.

Anam Cara

This tradition was adjusted as Christianity moved into the Celtic lands and remains to be a remarkable means to include friends and family in your event.


Handfasting - An event dating back right to antiquity, Handfasting is a custom of marriage prior to the accessibility of rings and also precious metals. The couple would take an item of fabric or rope and before their families and friends, state their love and purpose by stating 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 location to put the guarantees of a life time and eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the couple while their pledges are stated, after that in some practices is thrown into a deep body of water to hold those guarantees for evermore. Today that stone could be kept as a remembrance of this special day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Initially crafted from timber the double handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and drinking vessel rolled right into one. King James of Scotland provided 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 know as the "loving cup". This attractive event communicates the blessings of Kith as well as Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride is formally settled for right into the groom's family via this ceremony. Normally the oldest female member 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 doings of the clan.

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

Family Arms

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

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