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Events recognizing Celtic roots as well as practices have actually long been preferred. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the dress of formal tartan and kilt, weddings based upon aspects of Celtic practice can give long-term memories. Elements of these weddings could consist of part or all the following:

Anam Cara - Actually, the Hearts other Half, this tradition is a distinct event commemorating the creation of an ageless love forever more. This celebration of the aspects; to the Celts the 4 elements Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which a successful partnership were built.

Anam Cara

This practice was adjusted as Christianity moved into the Celtic lands and remains to be a terrific means to include family and friends in your event.


Handfasting - A ceremony dating back right to classical times, Handfasting is a practice of marriage before the availability of rings and also precious metals. The couple would take an item of cloth or rope and before their families and friends, declare their love and purpose by stating a few 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 location to place the promises 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 vows are stated, then in some customs is tossed right into a deep body of water to hold those assurances for evermore. Today that stone might be maintained as a remembrance of this special day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Originally crafted from wood the twin handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit as well as drinking cup rolled into one. King James of Scotland gave 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 know as the "loving cup". This beautiful ceremony 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 formally accepted into the bridegroom's family with this event. Typically the oldest female member of the groom's family gives a swatch of the household 's Tartan to the bride-to-be signifying she is currently interwoven right into all the behaviors of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic peoples focused on the protection of fireplace as well as house. This event is the recognition of the male members of the new bride's household that they as well currently have a new partnership and a brand-new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Minutes wedding events we can provide extensive assistance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, from building and construction of the ceremony to the final true blessing in Gaelic we can assist you create the day of your desires ...

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