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Events honoring Celtic origins and traditions have actually long been popular. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the gown of official tartan and kilt, weddings based on facets of Celtic custom can give long-term memories. Facets of these weddings could consist of part or every one of the following:

Anam Cara - Literally, the Hearts other Half, this practice is a unique event celebrating the development of a classic love forever more. This celebration of the aspects; to the Celts the four aspects Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which an effective connection were built.

Anam Cara

This tradition was adapted as Christianity moved right into the Celtic lands and remains to be a remarkable way to include friends and family in your event.


Handfasting - A ceremony dating back to antiquity, Handfasting is a practice of marriage before the availability of rings and precious metals. The couple would take an item of fabric or rope and before their families and friends, declare their love and intent by stating a few words and also binding themselves with each other symbolically with the rope. It is from this practice we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Exactly what better area to put the guarantees of a life time and also eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the groom and bride while their vows are stated, then in some customs is thrown right into a deep body of water to hold those pledges for evermore. Today that stone could be maintained as a remembrance of this wedding.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Originally crafted from wood the twin handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit as well as drinking mug 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, from that point on the Quaich has been know as the "loving cup". This lovely ceremony conveys the blessings of Kith and Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride-to-be is formally settled for into the groom's family via this ceremony. Usually the oldest female member of the bridegroom's family gives a piece of the family member 's Tartan to the bride-to-be indicating she is now linked right into all the behaviors of the clan.

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

Family Arms

At Life's Minutes wedding events we can provide extensive assistance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish ceremonies, from construction of the event to the final true blessing in Gaelic we can assist you produce the day of your dreams ...

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