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Celebrations honoring Celtic origins as well as traditions have actually long been preferred. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the outfit of formal tartan and kilt, wedding events based on facets of Celtic tradition can offer long lasting memories. Elements of these wedding events could include part or all of the following:

Anam Cara - Literally, the Hearts Partner, this practice is a special ceremony celebrating the creation of an ageless love now and forever more. This celebration of the aspects; to the Celts the 4 elements Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which an effective relationship were developed.

Anam Cara

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


Handfasting - A ceremony dating back right to antiquity, Handfasting is a tradition of marriage prior to the accessibility of rings and rare-earth elements. The couple would take a piece of fabric or rope and before their families and friends, state their love and purpose by stating a few words and also binding themselves together symbolically with the rope. It is from this tradition we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- What better location to place the guarantees of a lifetime as well as eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the couple while their vows are stated, after that in some traditions is tossed right into a deep body of water to hold those promises for evermore. Today that stone might be maintained 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 and drinking cup rolled right 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 called the "loving cup". This gorgeous 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 formally accepted into the bridegroom's family via this ceremony. Typically the oldest woman participant of the bridegroom's family offers a swatch of the household 's Tartan to the bride indicating she is currently interwoven into all the behaviors of the clan.

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

Family Arms

At Life's Minutes weddings we can give comprehensive assistance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, from building and construction of the ceremony to the final true blessing in Gaelic we can assist you develop the day of your dreams ...

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