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Events recognizing Celtic origins and practices have long been prominent. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the dress of official tartan and kilt, weddings based on elements of Celtic custom can offer long lasting memories. Facets of these wedding events can consist of part or every one of the following:

Anam Cara - Essentially, the Hearts Partner, this tradition is a special event celebrating the production of an ageless love forever more. This celebration of the elements; to the Celts the four elements Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which an effective connection were built.

Anam Cara

This custom was adapted as Christianity relocated into the Celtic lands and continues to be a fantastic means to include family and friends in your event.


Handfasting - A ceremony dating back right to antiquity, Handfasting is a practice of marriage prior to the availability of rings as well as rare-earth elements. The couple would take an item of fabric or rope and before their friends and families, declare their love and purpose by reciting a few words as well as binding themselves with each other symbolically with the rope. It is from this practice we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Just what better area to place the guarantees of a lifetime as well as eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the groom and bride while their pledges are stated, then in some traditions is tossed into a deep body of water to hold those promises for evermore. Today that stone could be kept as a remembrance of this wedding.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Initially crafted from wood the double handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and drinking cup rolled into one. King James of Scotland offered his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a symbol of his love for her during the marriage ceremony, from that point on the Quaich has actually been know as the "loving cup". This gorgeous ceremony conveys the blessings of Kith and Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride is officially accepted right into the bridegroom's family with this ceremony. Typically the oldest woman participant of the groom's family offers a piece of the household 's Tartan to the bride-to-be signifying she is now interwoven right into all the behaviors of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial roots of the Celtic individuals revolved around the defense of hearth and also residence. This event is the recognition of the male members of the bride's household that they as well currently have a brand-new relationship as well as a brand-new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Minutes weddings we can provide extensive support on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, from building of the event to the final blessing in Gaelic we can help you create the day of your dreams ...

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