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Events recognizing Celtic roots and also customs have long been prominent. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the gown of official tartan and kilt, wedding events based on elements of Celtic custom can give enduring memories. Aspects of these weddings can consist of part or all of the following:

Anam Cara - Essentially, the Hearts other Half, this custom is a special event commemorating the creation of an ageless love now and forever more. This celebration of the aspects; to the Celts the 4 elements Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which an effective partnership were developed.

Anam Cara

This custom was adapted as Christianity relocated right into the Celtic lands and also remains to be a fantastic means to include loved ones in your ceremony.


Handfasting - A ceremony going back right to classical times, Handfasting is a tradition of marriage before the accessibility of rings and precious metals. The couple would take a piece of cloth or rope and before their families and friends, proclaim their love and intent by stating a couple of words as well as binding themselves with each other symbolically with the cordage. It is from this tradition we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Exactly what better location to put the promises of a life time and also eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the groom and bride while their promises are recited, then in some customs is thrown right into a deep body of water to hold those promises for evermore. Today that stone could be maintained as a remembrance of this big day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Originally crafted from timber the twin handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and drinking mug rolled right into one. King James of Scotland gave 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 been called the "loving cup". This lovely ceremony communicates 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 approved right into the groom's family via this event. Generally the oldest female member of the bridegroom's family provides a piece of the family member 's Tartan to the bride-to-be representing she is currently interwoven right into all the behaviors of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic individuals revolved around the protection of hearth and also house. This event is the acknowledgement of the male members of the new bride's household that they as well currently have a new partnership and also a new brother in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Minutes wedding celebrations we can provide thorough support on Celtic/Scottish/Irish ceremonies, from building and construction of the ceremony to the last blessing in Gaelic we can help you create the day of your desires ...

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