Scottish – Irish – Celtic

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Events recognizing Celtic origins and practices have actually long been popular. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the outfit of formal tartan and kilt, weddings based on elements of Celtic practice can offer lasting memories. Elements of these wedding celebrations could consist of part or all of the following:

Anam Cara - Literally, the Hearts other Half, this practice is a unique ceremony celebrating the development of a timeless love forever more. This celebration of the components; to the Celts the four components Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which an effective relationship were built.

Anam Cara

This practice was adapted as Christianity relocated right into the Celtic lands as well as remains to be a wonderful way to include friends and family in your event.


Handfasting - An event going back right to antiquity, Handfasting is a custom of marriage prior to the accessibility of rings and precious metals. The couple would take a piece of cloth or rope and before their friends and families, state their love and intention by reciting a few words and also 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 -- Exactly what better area to place the assurances of a lifetime 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 traditions is tossed right into a deep body of water to hold those guarantees for evermore. Today that stone may be kept as a remembrance of this special day.

Oathing Stone

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

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A new bride is officially approved into the bridegroom's family with this event. Normally the oldest woman member of the groom's family gives a piece of the household 's Tartan to the new bride representing she is currently interwoven right into all the doings of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic individuals focused on the defense of hearth and home. This ceremony is the recognition of the male participants of the bride-to-be's family that they also currently have a new relationship and a new brother in arms.

Family Arms

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

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