Scottish – Irish – Celtic

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Events honoring Celtic roots as well as customs have actually long been preferred. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the gown of official tartan and kilt, wedding celebrations based on elements of Celtic custom can provide lasting memories. Facets of these wedding events could include part or all the following:

Anam Cara - Literally, the Hearts Partner, this tradition is a distinct event commemorating the creation of a timeless love forever more. This event of the elements; to the Celts the four elements Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which a successful relationship were developed.

Anam Cara

This custom was adapted as Christianity moved right into the Celtic lands and also remains to be a remarkable means to include friends and family in your event.


Handfasting - A ceremony going back right to classical times, Handfasting is a custom of marriage prior to the availability of rings and 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 also binding themselves with each other symbolically with the cordage. It is from this tradition we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- What better location to put the guarantees of a lifetime as well as eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the couple while their promises are stated, then in some customs is thrown into a deep body of water to hold those promises for evermore. Today that stone could be maintained as a remembrance of this special day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Originally crafted from timber the twin handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit as well as 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 throughout the marriage, from that point on the Quaich has actually been know as the "loving cup". This beautiful event shares the true blessings of Kith and 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 with this event. Generally the oldest female member of the groom's family offers a piece of the family member 's Tartan to the new bride signifying she is currently linked into all the doings of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic peoples focused on the defense of hearth and home. This event is the recognition of the male members of the bride's household that they also currently have a new relationship and a brand-new brother in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Minutes wedding events we can provide thorough support on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, from building of the event to the final blessing in Gaelic we can help you produce the day of your desires ...

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