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Events recognizing Celtic origins and traditions have long been preferred. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the outfit of formal tartan and kilt, wedding events based on facets of Celtic custom can offer enduring memories. Aspects of these wedding celebrations can include part or all the following:

Anam Cara - Literally, the Hearts Partner, this tradition is a distinct event commemorating the creation of a timeless love now and forever more. This event of the elements; to the Celts the four elements Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which a successful relationship were constructed.

Anam Cara

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


Handfasting - A ceremony going back to classical times, Handfasting is a tradition of marriage before the accessibility of rings and also rare-earth elements. The couple would take a piece of fabric or rope and before their families and friends, declare their love and intention by stating a couple of words as well as binding themselves with each other symbolically with the rope. It is from this tradition we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- What better area to place the assurances 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, then in some customs is thrown right into a deep body of water to hold those guarantees for evermore. Today that stone may be maintained as a remembrance of this wedding.

Oathing Stone

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

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride is officially settled for right into the groom's family with this event. Generally the oldest woman participant of the groom's family gives a piece of the family member 's Tartan to the bride-to-be indicating she is now linked right into all the behaviors of the clan.

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

Family Arms

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

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