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Celebrations recognizing Celtic roots and also customs have long been preferred. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the outfit of formal tartan and kilt, wedding celebrations based on aspects of Celtic tradition can give long lasting memories. Facets of these weddings can include part or all of the following:

Anam Cara - Essentially, the Hearts other Half, this tradition is a distinct ceremony celebrating the development of a timeless love forever more. This celebration of the components; to the Celts the four elements Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which a successful relationship were built.

Anam Cara

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


Handfasting - An event going back to antiquity, Handfasting is a practice of marriage before the accessibility of rings and precious metals. The couple would take a piece of fabric or rope and before their families and friends, state their love and intention by stating a few words as well as binding themselves together symbolically with the rope. It is from this custom we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Just what better place to put the guarantees of a lifetime as well as eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the bride and groom while their promises are stated, after that in some customs is tossed into a deep body of water to hold those assurances for evermore. Today that stone may be maintained as a remembrance of this special day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Originally crafted from wood the twin handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and also drinking mug rolled into one. King James of Scotland offered his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a sign of his love for her during the wedding, from that point on the Quaich has been know as the "loving cup". This stunning event conveys the true blessings of Kith and Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride is officially settled for into the groom's family with this ceremony. Usually the oldest female participant of the groom's family offers a piece of the household 's Tartan to the bride indicating she is now interwoven right into all the behaviors of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic individuals focused on the defense of hearth and also house. This event is the acknowledgement of the male members of the bride-to-be's family that they as well now have a new connection and also a new brother in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Minutes wedding events we can supply detailed assistance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, from construction of the ceremony to the last true blessing in Gaelic we can assist you produce the day of your desires ...

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