Scottish – Irish – Celtic

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Events honoring Celtic roots and customs have long been popular. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the dress of official tartan and kilt, wedding events based upon elements of Celtic custom can provide long-term memories. Aspects of these weddings could consist of part or all of the following:

Anam Cara - Actually, the Hearts Partner, this custom is a special event celebrating the creation of a classic love forever more. This celebration of the aspects; to the Celts the four elements Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which an effective partnership were built.

Anam Cara

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


Handfasting - A ceremony going back right to antiquity, Handfasting is a custom of marriage before the accessibility of rings and rare-earth elements. The couple would take an item of cloth or rope and before their families and friends, state their love and intention by stating a few words as well as binding themselves with each other symbolically with the rope. It is from this tradition we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- What better place to place the pledges of a lifetime and eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the bride and groom while their pledges are recited, after that in some traditions is thrown into a deep body of water to hold those guarantees for evermore. Today that stone might be maintained as a remembrance of this special day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Initially crafted from wood the twin handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and drinking mug rolled into one. King James of Scotland provided his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a symbol of his love for her throughout the marriage ceremony, from that point on the Quaich has actually been know as the "loving cup". This lovely event shares the true blessings of Kith and also Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride-to-be is officially approved into the bridegroom's family via this event. Normally the oldest woman participant of the bridegroom's family offers a swatch of the household 's Tartan to the bride-to-be symbolizing she is currently linked into all the behaviors of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic individuals revolved around the defense of fireplace and house. This event is the recognition of the male members of the bride-to-be's family that they as well now have a brand-new relationship as well as a new brother in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Minutes weddings we can give extensive guidance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, from construction of the ceremony to the final true blessing in Gaelic we can help you produce the day of your dreams ...

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