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Celebrations recognizing Celtic origins and also practices have long been prominent. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the gown of formal tartan and kilt, wedding events based on elements of Celtic tradition can give enduring memories. Elements of these weddings can include part or all the following:

Anam Cara - Literally, the Hearts other Half, this tradition is a special ceremony commemorating the production of an ageless love forever more. This event of the components; to the Celts the four aspects Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which an effective partnership were developed.

Anam Cara

This tradition was adjusted as Christianity relocated right into the Celtic lands as well as continues to be a terrific way to include friends and family in your event.


Handfasting - A ceremony going back to antiquity, Handfasting is a custom of marriage before the accessibility of rings and precious metals. The couple would take an item of fabric or rope and before their friends and families, state their love and purpose by stating a couple of words and binding themselves with each other symbolically with the rope. It is from this practice we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Just what better place to put 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 promises are recited, after that in some traditions is tossed into a deep body of water to hold those assurances for evermore. Today that stone may be kept as a remembrance of this special day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Initially crafted from wood the double handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and drinking mug rolled right into one. King James of Scotland provided his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a sign of his love for her during the wedding, from that point on the Quaich has been referred to as the "loving cup". This lovely event communicates the blessings of Kith and Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride is officially approved into the groom's family with this event. Generally the oldest female member of the bridegroom's family provides a piece of the family member 's Tartan to the bride symbolizing she is currently interwoven into all the behaviors of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial roots of the Celtic individuals focused on the protection of hearth and also residence. This ceremony is the acknowledgement of the male members of the new bride's family that they as well now have a brand-new partnership and also a new brother in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Minutes wedding events we can give thorough guidance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish ceremonies, from building of the event to the last blessing in Gaelic we can assist you develop the day of your desires ...

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