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Celebrations honoring Celtic roots and also customs have long been prominent. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the outfit of official tartan and kilt, wedding events based on aspects of Celtic tradition can offer long lasting memories. Elements of these wedding events could include part or all the following:

Anam Cara - Literally, the Hearts other Half, this custom is a one-of-a-kind event celebrating the development of an ageless love now and forever more. This celebration of the aspects; to the Celts the 4 aspects Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which an effective connection were constructed.

Anam Cara

This tradition was adjusted as Christianity moved into the Celtic lands and continues to be a wonderful way to include friends and family in your event.


Handfasting - An event dating back right to classical times, Handfasting is a custom of marriage prior to the availability of rings and also precious metals. The couple would take an item of fabric or rope and before their friends and families, proclaim their love and intention by reciting a few words and also binding themselves with each other symbolically with the rope. It is from this tradition we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- What better place to put the promises of a lifetime and eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the couple while their promises are recited, then in some traditions is tossed right into a deep body of water to hold those guarantees for evermore. Today that stone could be maintained as a remembrance of this big day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Originally crafted from timber the double handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and drinking vessel rolled into one. King James of Scotland gave his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a symbol of his love for her during the wedding, from that point on the Quaich has actually been referred to as the "loving cup". This stunning ceremony communicates the blessings of Kith and also Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride-to-be is formally accepted right into the bridegroom's family via this ceremony. Normally the oldest woman member of the bridegroom's family gives a piece of the household 's Tartan to the new bride signifying she is currently linked right into all the doings of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial roots of the Celtic individuals revolved around the protection of hearth and residence. This event is the acknowledgement of the male participants of the bride-to-be's household that they also currently have a brand-new relationship as well as a new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Minutes wedding events we can offer comprehensive assistance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, from building and construction of the event to the last blessing in Gaelic we can assist you develop the day of your desires ...

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