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Events honoring Celtic roots and also customs have actually long been popular. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the outfit of formal tartan and kilt, wedding celebrations based on facets of Celtic practice can give lasting memories. Facets of these wedding celebrations could include part or all the following:

Anam Cara - Literally, the Hearts Partner, this tradition is a unique event celebrating the development of a timeless love now and forever more. This event of the elements; to the Celts the 4 components Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which a successful partnership were constructed.

Anam Cara

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


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

Oathing Stone -- What better area to place the guarantees of a life time and also eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the couple while their vows are stated, after that in some customs is thrown into a deep body of water to hold those pledges for evermore. Today that stone could be kept as a remembrance of this big day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Originally crafted from timber the twin handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and also drinking mug rolled into one. King James of Scotland gave his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a symbol of his love for her throughout the wedding, from that point on the Quaich has actually been know as the "loving cup". This attractive ceremony conveys the blessings of Kith and Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride-to-be is officially approved right into the bridegroom's family with this ceremony. Normally the oldest female member of the groom's family gives a swatch of the family member 's Tartan to the bride-to-be representing she is currently linked into all the behaviors of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial roots of the Celtic individuals revolved around the protection of fireplace and also house. This ceremony is the acknowledgement of the male members of the bride's household that they also now have a new partnership as well as a new brother in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Minutes wedding events we can give extensive assistance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish ceremonies, from construction of the ceremony to the last blessing in Gaelic we can help you produce the day of your desires ...

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