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Events recognizing Celtic roots and traditions have actually long been preferred. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the dress of official tartan and kilt, wedding events based upon aspects of Celtic practice can supply long-term memories. Aspects of these wedding celebrations can include part or all of the following:

Anam Cara - Essentially, the Hearts Partner, this custom is a distinct event commemorating the production of a timeless love forever more. This celebration of the aspects; to the Celts the four components Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which a successful relationship were developed.

Anam Cara

This practice was adapted as Christianity relocated right into the Celtic lands and also continues to be a fantastic means to include loved ones in your event.


Handfasting - A ceremony going back to classical times, Handfasting is a custom of marriage before the availability of rings and precious metals. The couple would take an item of cloth or rope and before their families and friends, state their love and intent by reciting a few words as well as binding themselves with each other symbolically with the cordage. It is from this practice we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".

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

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Originally crafted from wood the double handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and also drinking vessel rolled into one. King James of Scotland offered his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a sign of his love for her during the marriage, 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 new bride is formally settled for into the groom's family through this event. Typically the oldest female member of the groom's family gives a swatch of the household 's Tartan to the bride representing she is now linked right 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 hearth and home. This event is the acknowledgement of the male members of the new bride's family that they also currently have a new connection as well as a brand-new brother in arms.

Family Arms

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

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