Scottish – Irish – Celtic

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Events recognizing Celtic roots and also traditions have long been prominent. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the gown of formal tartan and kilt, wedding events based on facets of Celtic custom can supply enduring memories. Aspects of these wedding events could consist of part or all the following:

Anam Cara - Essentially, the Hearts other Half, this custom is a unique event commemorating the production of a timeless love forever more. This celebration of the components; to the Celts the four aspects Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which an effective partnership were constructed.

Anam Cara

This custom was adapted as Christianity moved into the Celtic lands and also continues to be a fantastic means to include loved ones in your ceremony.


Handfasting - A ceremony dating back right to classical times, Handfasting is a practice of marriage prior to the availability of rings as well as rare-earth elements. The couple would take an item of cloth or rope and before their friends and families, proclaim their love and intention by reciting a couple of words as well as binding themselves together symbolically with the rope. It is from this practice we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Exactly what better location to place the assurances of a lifetime and also eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the couple while their promises are recited, then in some customs is thrown into a deep body of water to hold those promises for evermore. Today that stone could be kept 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 vessel 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 attractive event shares 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 settled for into the groom's family via this ceremony. Normally the oldest female member of the bridegroom's family gives a piece of the family member 's Tartan to the bride-to-be symbolizing she is currently linked right into all the doings of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial roots of the Celtic peoples focused on the protection of fireplace and home. This ceremony is the acknowledgement of the male members of the new bride's family that they too now have a brand-new connection and a new brother in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Minutes weddings we can offer extensive assistance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish ceremonies, from building of the ceremony to the final blessing in Gaelic we can assist you produce the day of your dreams ...

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