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Events recognizing Celtic roots and also practices have long been prominent. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the gown of official tartan and kilt, wedding events based upon aspects of Celtic tradition can provide long lasting memories. Elements of these weddings could consist of part or all of the following:

Anam Cara - Essentially, the Hearts Partner, this practice is a special ceremony celebrating the development of an ageless love forever more. This event of the elements; to the Celts the 4 aspects Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which a successful partnership were constructed.

Anam Cara

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


Handfasting - A ceremony going back to classical times, Handfasting is a practice of marriage before the accessibility of rings as well as precious metals. The couple would take an item of cloth or rope and before their friends and families, state their love and purpose by stating a few words and also binding themselves together symbolically with the cordage. 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 lifetime and eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the bride and groom while their promises are stated, then in some traditions is thrown right into a deep body of water to hold those promises for evermore. Today that stone may be kept as a remembrance of this special day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Initially crafted from timber the twin handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and drinking mug rolled right into one. King James of Scotland offered his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a sign of his love for her during the marriage, from that point on the Quaich has been referred to as the "loving cup". This attractive ceremony communicates the true blessings of Kith and also Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A new bride is officially accepted right into the bridegroom's family with this ceremony. Usually the oldest woman participant of the groom's family gives a piece of the family member 's Tartan to the bride symbolizing she is now interwoven into all the behaviors of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial roots of the Celtic peoples focused on the defense of fireplace as well as house. This ceremony is the recognition of the male members of the new bride's family members that they also currently have a new connection as well as a new brother in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Minutes weddings we can provide detailed support on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, from building and construction of the event to the final true blessing in Gaelic we can help you produce the day of your desires ...

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