Scottish – Irish – Celtic

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Celebrations recognizing Celtic roots as well as traditions have long been popular. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the gown of formal tartan and kilt, weddings based upon facets of Celtic practice can give long-term memories. Elements of these weddings could consist of part or every one of the following:

Anam Cara - Literally, the Hearts Partner, this custom is a unique ceremony celebrating the creation of an ageless love forever more. This event of the elements; to the Celts the four elements Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which an effective relationship were built.

Anam Cara

This tradition was adjusted as Christianity relocated into the Celtic lands and also continues to be a wonderful way to include loved ones in your ceremony.


Handfasting - An event going back to antiquity, Handfasting is a custom of marriage prior to the accessibility of rings and rare-earth elements. The couple would take a piece of cloth or rope and before their friends and families, declare their love and intention by reciting a couple of words as well as binding themselves together symbolically with the rope. It is from this practice we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Just what better place to put the assurances 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 recited, after that in some customs is tossed into a deep body of water to hold those guarantees for evermore. Today that stone may be kept as a remembrance of this wedding.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Originally crafted from timber the double handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and also drinking mug 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 marriage ceremony, from that point on the Quaich has actually been referred to as the "loving cup". This lovely 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-to-be is formally accepted right into the bridegroom's family with this event. Typically the oldest female member of the groom's family offers a piece of the family member 's Tartan to the bride-to-be symbolizing she is now linked into all the doings of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic individuals revolved around the defense of fireplace and also house. This event is the recognition of the male members of the bride-to-be's family that they too currently have a brand-new relationship and a new brother in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Minutes wedding celebrations we can supply extensive guidance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish ceremonies, 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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