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Events recognizing Celtic roots as well as traditions have long been prominent. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the gown of formal tartan and kilt, weddings based on aspects of Celtic practice can supply lasting memories. Elements of these wedding celebrations could consist of part or all the following:

Anam Cara - Literally, the Hearts other Half, this custom is a unique event celebrating the development of a timeless love forever more. This event of the components; to the Celts the 4 components Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which a successful partnership were developed.

Anam Cara

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


Handfasting - A ceremony going back to classical times, Handfasting is a custom of marriage before the availability of rings and rare-earth elements. The couple would take a piece of fabric or rope and before their friends and families, declare their love and intention by stating a few words and also 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 -- Exactly what better area to put the guarantees of a lifetime and also eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the couple while their vows are stated, then in some customs is tossed right into a deep body of water to hold those promises for evermore. Today that stone may 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 also drinking vessel rolled into one. King James of Scotland gave his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a symbol of his love for her throughout the wedding, from that point on the Quaich has been know as the "loving cup". This beautiful ceremony shares the true blessings of Kith as well as Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride-to-be is formally accepted into the bridegroom's family through this ceremony. Generally the oldest woman member of the groom's family provides a piece of the household 's Tartan to the bride signifying she is currently linked into all the behaviors of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial roots of the Celtic individuals focused on the protection of fireplace as well as house. This event is the recognition of the male members of the bride's family members that they too now have a new partnership and a brand-new brother in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Minutes wedding events we can supply extensive support on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, from construction of the ceremony to the final true blessing in Gaelic we can help you create the day of your desires ...

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