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Celebrations honoring Celtic origins and customs have actually long been preferred. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the dress of official tartan and kilt, wedding events based on aspects of Celtic custom can give long-term memories. Aspects of these wedding celebrations could include part or all of the following:

Anam Cara - Essentially, the Hearts other Half, this practice is a special ceremony celebrating the development of an ageless love forever more. This event of the components; to the Celts the four elements Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which an effective connection were built.

Anam Cara

This practice was adapted as Christianity moved into the Celtic lands and also continues to be a remarkable way to include family and friends in your event.


Handfasting - A ceremony going back right to antiquity, Handfasting is a practice of marriage before the accessibility of rings and also precious metals. The couple would take a piece of fabric or rope and before their friends and families, state their love and purpose by stating a couple of words and also binding themselves together symbolically with the cordage. It is from this custom we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".

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

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Originally crafted from timber the twin handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and also drinking vessel 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 wedding, from that point on the Quaich has been called the "loving cup". This lovely ceremony shares the blessings of Kith and Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A new bride is formally approved right into the groom's family through this event. Generally the oldest woman member of the bridegroom's family offers a swatch of the household 's Tartan to the new bride indicating she is currently interwoven into all the behaviors of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial roots of the Celtic individuals revolved around the protection of fireplace and residence. This event is the recognition of the male participants of the bride's household that they as well now have a new partnership and also a brand-new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Minutes weddings we can offer detailed assistance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, from building and construction of the event to the last true blessing in Gaelic we can help you produce the day of your dreams ...

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