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Celebrations honoring Celtic roots as well as traditions have long been prominent. 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 offer long-term memories. Elements of these wedding celebrations can consist of part or all the following:

Anam Cara - Essentially, the Hearts other Half, this custom is a unique ceremony commemorating the creation of a classic love forever more. This celebration of the components; to the Celts the 4 aspects Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which an effective relationship were constructed.

Anam Cara

This practice was adjusted as Christianity moved right into the Celtic lands and continues to be a fantastic way to include friends and family in your ceremony.


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

Oathing Stone -- Just what better place 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, after that in some traditions is tossed right into a deep body of water to hold those pledges for evermore. Today that stone might be maintained as a remembrance of this wedding.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Originally crafted from wood the double handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit as well as drinking vessel rolled into one. King James of Scotland offered his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a symbol of his love for her throughout the marriage, from that point on the Quaich has actually been know as the "loving cup". This lovely ceremony conveys the true blessings of Kith and also 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 with this event. Usually the oldest woman member of the bridegroom's family gives a swatch of the household '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 origins of the Celtic individuals revolved around the defense of hearth as well as house. This event is the recognition of the male participants of the bride's family that they also currently have a brand-new partnership and a new brother in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Minutes wedding celebrations we can provide detailed assistance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish ceremonies, from building and construction of the ceremony to the final true blessing in Gaelic we can help you develop the day of your dreams ...

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