Scottish – Irish – Celtic

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Celebrations honoring Celtic roots as well as practices have long been preferred. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the gown of official tartan and kilt, wedding events based on elements of Celtic practice can supply lasting memories. Aspects of these wedding events can include part or every one of the following:

Anam Cara - Actually, the Hearts other Half, this custom is a unique event celebrating the development of a classic love now and forever more. This event of the elements; to the Celts the 4 components Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which a successful connection were constructed.

Anam Cara

This tradition was adapted as Christianity moved into the Celtic lands as well as continues to be a remarkable means to include family and friends in your ceremony.


Handfasting - A ceremony dating back right to antiquity, Handfasting is a tradition of marriage prior to the accessibility of rings as well as precious metals. The couple would take a piece of fabric or rope and before their families and friends, state their love and intent by stating a few words and binding themselves together symbolically with the cordage. It is from this custom we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".

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

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Initially crafted from wood the double handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and drinking mug rolled into one. King James of Scotland gave his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a symbol 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 gorgeous ceremony conveys the blessings of Kith and also Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A new bride is formally settled for right into the bridegroom's family through this ceremony. Typically the oldest woman participant of the bridegroom's family offers a swatch of the family member 's Tartan to the bride symbolizing she is currently linked into all the behaviors of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic peoples focused on the protection of fireplace and also home. This ceremony is the recognition of the male participants of the new bride's family members that they too currently have a new partnership and also a new brother in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Minutes wedding events we can provide extensive guidance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, from building of the ceremony to the last blessing in Gaelic we can assist you create the day of your dreams ...

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