Scottish – Irish – Celtic

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Events recognizing Celtic origins and also practices have long been prominent. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the dress of official tartan and kilt, wedding celebrations based upon facets of Celtic custom can supply long-term memories. Facets of these wedding celebrations could consist of part or all the following:

Anam Cara - Essentially, the Hearts other Half, this practice is a distinct event celebrating the development of a classic love now and forever more. This event of the components; to the Celts the 4 aspects Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which a successful connection were built.

Anam Cara

This custom was adapted as Christianity relocated into the Celtic lands and also remains to be a wonderful means to include friends and family in your ceremony.


Handfasting - An event going back right to antiquity, Handfasting is a practice 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, state their love and intention by reciting a couple of words and also binding themselves together symbolically with the cordage. It is from this tradition we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Exactly what better location to put the promises of a life time and eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the couple while their pledges are stated, after that in some customs is thrown right into a deep body of water to hold those pledges for evermore. Today that stone may be kept as a remembrance of this special day.

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 provided 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 been referred to as the "loving cup". This stunning ceremony shares the true blessings of Kith and also Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride is officially settled for into the bridegroom's family with this event. Normally the oldest woman participant of the bridegroom's family provides a swatch of the household 's Tartan to the new bride indicating she is now interwoven into all the doings of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic peoples revolved around the defense of hearth as well as residence. This ceremony is the acknowledgement of the male members of the bride's family members that they too now have a brand-new relationship and a brand-new brother in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Minutes wedding events we can offer extensive support on Celtic/Scottish/Irish ceremonies, from construction of the ceremony to the last blessing in Gaelic we can help you produce the day of your dreams ...

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