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Events honoring Celtic origins and also customs have actually long been preferred. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the gown of formal tartan and kilt, weddings based on facets of Celtic practice can give lasting memories. Aspects of these weddings could consist of part or all the following:

Anam Cara - Literally, the Hearts other Half, this practice is a special ceremony commemorating the creation of an ageless love forever more. This event of the elements; to the Celts the 4 components Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which a successful connection were developed.

Anam Cara

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


Handfasting - An event going back to classical times, Handfasting is a custom of marriage prior to the accessibility of rings and rare-earth elements. The couple would take an item of cloth or rope and before their friends and families, declare their love and purpose by stating a couple of words and also binding themselves together symbolically with the rope. It is from this practice we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Just what better place to put the promises 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 pledges are recited, then in some practices is thrown right into a deep body of water to hold those pledges for evermore. Today that stone may be kept 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 cup rolled right into one. King James of Scotland gave his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a sign of his love for her during the marriage, from that point on the Quaich has actually been know as the "loving cup". This gorgeous ceremony communicates the true blessings of Kith and Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A new bride is formally accepted right into the bridegroom's family with this event. Generally the oldest female member of the groom's family gives a swatch of the household 's Tartan to the bride symbolizing she is currently interwoven into all the doings of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic individuals revolved around the protection of hearth and house. This ceremony is the acknowledgement of the male participants of the new bride's household that they also currently have a brand-new connection as well as a new brother in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Minutes wedding events we can give thorough assistance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, from building and construction of the event to the final true blessing in Gaelic we can assist you create the day of your dreams ...

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