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Celebrations honoring Celtic origins and traditions have long been prominent. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the outfit of formal tartan and kilt, wedding celebrations based on facets of Celtic custom can provide long-term memories. Facets of these weddings could include part or all the following:

Anam Cara - Essentially, the Hearts Partner, this tradition is a distinct event commemorating the development of a classic love now and forever more. This celebration of the components; to the Celts the four components Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which an effective relationship were built.

Anam Cara

This practice was adjusted as Christianity relocated into the Celtic lands and also continues to be a remarkable means to include friends and family in your event.


Handfasting - A ceremony going back right to antiquity, Handfasting is a tradition of marriage prior to the availability of rings and rare-earth elements. The couple would take a piece of cloth or rope and before their families and friends, declare their love and intent by stating a few words as well as binding themselves with each other symbolically with the cordage. It is from this tradition we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Exactly what better location to place the promises of a lifetime and also eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the couple while their promises are recited, after that in some customs is thrown 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 - 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 offered his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a sign of his love for her throughout the wedding, from that point on the Quaich has been referred to as the "loving cup". This gorgeous ceremony communicates the blessings of Kith and also Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A new bride is officially approved into the bridegroom's family through this event. Typically the oldest female participant of the bridegroom's family gives a swatch of the family member 's Tartan to the bride-to-be representing she is now linked into all the behaviors of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial roots of the Celtic individuals focused on the defense of hearth and residence. This event is the recognition of the male members of the bride-to-be's household that they also currently have a new partnership and a brand-new brother in arms.

Family Arms

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

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