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Celebrations honoring Celtic origins as well as customs have long been prominent. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the dress of formal tartan and kilt, wedding celebrations based on elements of Celtic tradition can supply long-term memories. Facets of these weddings could include part or all of the following:

Anam Cara - Literally, the Hearts Partner, this tradition is a one-of-a-kind ceremony celebrating the development of a classic love now and forever more. This event of the components; to the Celts the four components Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which a successful partnership were constructed.

Anam Cara

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


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

Oathing Stone -- What better location to put the promises of a lifetime and eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the groom and bride while their vows are recited, after that in some traditions is tossed into a deep body of water to hold those promises for evermore. Today that stone may be maintained as a remembrance of this wedding.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Originally crafted from wood the double handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit as well as 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, from that point on the Quaich has been called the "loving cup". This stunning ceremony shares the true blessings of Kith and also Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A new bride is officially accepted right into the groom's family via this event. Generally the oldest woman participant of the bridegroom's family offers a piece of the family member 's Tartan to the bride symbolizing she is now interwoven right into all the doings of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic individuals focused on the defense of hearth as well as home. This ceremony is the recognition of the male participants of the bride's family that they also currently have a new partnership as well as a brand-new brother in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Minutes wedding events we can offer detailed guidance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish ceremonies, from construction of the ceremony to the final blessing in Gaelic we can help you create the day of your dreams ...

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