Scottish – Irish – Celtic

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Celebrations recognizing Celtic roots as well as traditions have long been preferred. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the outfit of official tartan and kilt, wedding celebrations based on facets of Celtic custom can supply lasting memories. Facets of these weddings can include part or all of the following:

Anam Cara - Essentially, the Hearts other Half, this custom is a special ceremony celebrating the development of a classic love forever more. This event of the components; to the Celts the 4 elements Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which a successful connection were developed.

Anam Cara

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


Handfasting - A ceremony dating back right to antiquity, Handfasting is a tradition of marriage before the availability of rings as well as precious metals. The couple would take an item of cloth or rope and before their families and friends, declare their love and intent by reciting a couple of words and binding themselves with each other symbolically with the cordage. It is from this tradition we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- What better place 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 couple while their pledges are recited, after that in some practices is tossed into a deep body of water to hold those guarantees for evermore. Today that stone might be maintained as a remembrance of this wedding.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Originally crafted from wood the twin handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and drinking vessel 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 ceremony, from that point on the Quaich has actually been know as the "loving cup". This gorgeous event communicates the blessings of Kith and also Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride is formally settled for into the bridegroom's family through this ceremony. Generally the oldest female participant of the bridegroom's family provides a swatch of the household 's Tartan to the bride-to-be symbolizing she is currently interwoven right into all the doings of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial roots of the Celtic individuals revolved around the defense of hearth as well as residence. This ceremony is the acknowledgement of the male members of the new bride's household that they too currently have a new partnership and also a new brother in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Minutes wedding events we can supply thorough support on Celtic/Scottish/Irish ceremonies, from construction of the event to the last blessing in Gaelic we can help you create the day of your dreams ...

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