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Events recognizing Celtic origins and also practices have long been preferred. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the outfit of formal tartan and kilt, wedding celebrations based on elements of Celtic practice can supply enduring memories. Elements of these weddings could include part or all of the following:

Anam Cara - Literally, the Hearts Partner, this practice is a special event celebrating the production of an ageless love forever more. This event of the elements; to the Celts the four aspects Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which an effective connection were constructed.

Anam Cara

This custom was adapted as Christianity moved into the Celtic lands and also remains to be a terrific way to include loved ones in your ceremony.


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

Oathing Stone -- Exactly what better area to put the assurances of a life time and eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the couple while their pledges are stated, after that in some customs is tossed into a deep body of water to hold those promises for evermore. Today that stone could be kept as a remembrance of this big day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Initially crafted from wood the twin handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit as well as drinking cup rolled right into one. King James of Scotland gave his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a symbol of his love for her during the wedding, from that point on the Quaich has been called the "loving cup". This beautiful event conveys the true blessings of Kith as well as Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride-to-be is formally settled for right into the bridegroom's family through this event. Typically the oldest woman member of the groom's family offers a piece of the family member 's Tartan to the new bride signifying she is now interwoven into all the behaviors of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic individuals revolved around the defense of fireplace as well as residence. This event is the recognition of the male participants of the new bride's family members that they as well currently have a new connection as well as a brand-new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Minutes wedding celebrations we can supply extensive assistance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish ceremonies, from construction of the ceremony to the final true blessing in Gaelic we can assist you develop the day of your desires ...

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