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Celebrations recognizing Celtic roots and customs have long been preferred. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the outfit of official tartan and kilt, wedding events based on elements of Celtic practice can supply lasting memories. Facets of these wedding events can consist of part or every one of the following:

Anam Cara - Essentially, the Hearts other Half, this practice is a distinct event celebrating the production of an ageless love forever more. This celebration of the elements; to the Celts the 4 elements Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which an effective connection were developed.

Anam Cara

This tradition was adapted as Christianity relocated right into the Celtic lands and remains to be a fantastic means to include family and friends in your ceremony.


Handfasting - A ceremony going back right to classical times, Handfasting is a tradition of marriage before the availability of rings and also precious metals. The couple would take an item of cloth or rope and before their friends and families, state their love and intention by stating a few words and also binding themselves together symbolically with the cordage. It is from this tradition we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- What better location to place the pledges of a life time and also eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the couple while their vows are recited, then in some traditions is tossed into a deep body of water to hold those assurances for evermore. Today that stone might 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 vessel 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 marriage ceremony, from that point on the Quaich has actually been called the "loving cup". This beautiful event conveys 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 through this event. Normally the oldest woman member of the groom's family offers a swatch of the household 's Tartan to the new bride representing she is now linked 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 fireplace and also residence. This event is the recognition of the male participants of the bride's household that they as well now have a brand-new relationship and a new brother in arms.

Family Arms

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

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