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Events recognizing Celtic origins and practices have long been popular. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the dress of official tartan and kilt, weddings based upon aspects of Celtic custom can offer long-term memories. Aspects of these wedding events could include part or all the following:

Anam Cara - Literally, the Hearts Partner, this custom is an one-of-a-kind event commemorating the creation of a timeless love now and forever more. This celebration of the elements; to the Celts the 4 components Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which an effective connection were developed.

Anam Cara

This custom was adapted as Christianity moved right into the Celtic lands as well as continues to be a fantastic means to include friends and family in your event.


Handfasting - An event going back to classical times, Handfasting is a tradition of marriage before the accessibility of rings and also precious metals. The couple would take an item of cloth or rope and before their families and friends, declare their love and intention by reciting a couple of words and also binding themselves together symbolically with the rope. It is from this practice we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- What better area to place the promises of a lifetime and eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the groom and bride while their promises are stated, after that in some practices is thrown right into a deep body of water to hold those assurances for evermore. Today that stone might 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 cup 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 actually been called the "loving cup". This stunning ceremony shares the blessings of Kith and Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride is formally accepted into the groom's family with this ceremony. Generally the oldest female member of the groom's family provides a swatch of the household 's Tartan to the bride indicating she is currently interwoven into all the doings of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial roots of the Celtic individuals focused on the protection of fireplace and also house. This event is the acknowledgement of the male members of the bride's household that they as well now have a brand-new partnership as well as a new brother in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Minutes wedding events we can offer detailed support on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, from building of the ceremony to the final true blessing in Gaelic we can help you produce the day of your dreams ...

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