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Events honoring Celtic roots and also customs have actually long been preferred. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the dress of official tartan and kilt, wedding events based upon aspects of Celtic practice can provide lasting memories. Elements of these wedding events can consist of part or all the following:

Anam Cara - Literally, the Hearts Partner, this tradition is a unique event celebrating the creation of an ageless love now and forever more. This celebration of the aspects; to the Celts the 4 components Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which a successful connection were constructed.

Anam Cara

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


Handfasting - An event going back to classical times, Handfasting is a tradition of marriage before the accessibility of rings and precious metals. The couple would take an item of fabric or rope and before their families and friends, state their love and intention by reciting a couple of words and 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 -- Exactly what better location to put the assurances of a lifetime and eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the couple while their pledges are stated, then in some practices is tossed right into a deep body of water to hold those promises for evermore. Today that stone could be kept as a remembrance of this wedding.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Initially crafted from wood the twin handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and also drinking mug rolled into one. King James of Scotland gave his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a symbol of his love for her throughout the wedding, from that point on the Quaich has actually been know as the "loving cup". This attractive event conveys the true blessings of Kith and Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A new bride is formally settled for right into the bridegroom's family through this ceremony. Normally the oldest woman participant of the groom's family provides a swatch of the household 's Tartan to the bride indicating 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 revolved around the protection of hearth as well as home. This event is the recognition of the male participants of the new bride's household that they too now have a new connection and a brand-new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Minutes wedding events we can give comprehensive support on Celtic/Scottish/Irish ceremonies, from building and construction of the event to the final blessing in Gaelic we can help you develop the day of your dreams ...

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