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Celebrations recognizing Celtic origins as well as traditions have long been popular. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the gown of formal tartan and kilt, wedding celebrations based upon facets of Celtic custom can provide long lasting memories. Elements of these wedding celebrations could include part or all of the following:

Anam Cara - Actually, the Hearts Partner, this tradition is a distinct ceremony celebrating the development of a classic love forever more. This event of the components; to the Celts the four elements Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which a successful partnership were developed.

Anam Cara

This custom was adjusted as Christianity moved right into the Celtic lands and also remains to be a remarkable way to include loved ones in your ceremony.


Handfasting - An event going back to antiquity, Handfasting is a tradition of marriage prior to the availability of rings as well as rare-earth elements. The couple would take a piece of fabric or rope and before their friends and families, declare their love and intention by stating a couple of words and binding themselves with each other symbolically with the rope. It is from this custom we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Exactly what better area to put the pledges of a life time as well as eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the bride and groom while their promises are recited, then in some customs is thrown into a deep body of water to hold those assurances for evermore. Today that stone may be maintained as a remembrance of this special day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Initially crafted from timber the twin handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit as well as drinking cup rolled right into one. King James of Scotland provided his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a sign of his love for her throughout the marriage, from that point on the Quaich has actually been know as the "loving cup". This stunning event shares the true blessings of Kith and also Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A new bride is formally settled for right into the bridegroom's family through this ceremony. Normally the oldest female participant of the groom's family offers a swatch of the household 's Tartan to the bride signifying she is now interwoven right into all the doings of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic peoples focused on the defense of fireplace as well as home. This ceremony is the acknowledgement of the male members of the bride's family that they also currently have a brand-new partnership and a brand-new brother in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Minutes wedding celebrations we can supply thorough guidance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish ceremonies, from building and construction of the event to the last true blessing in Gaelic we can assist you develop the day of your dreams ...

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