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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 dress of formal tartan and kilt, wedding events based upon facets of Celtic practice can provide long lasting memories. Elements of these wedding celebrations can include part or every one of the following:

Anam Cara - Literally, the Hearts other Half, this practice is a special ceremony celebrating the development of a classic love forever more. This event of the elements; to the Celts the four aspects Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which an effective connection were built.

Anam Cara

This tradition was adjusted as Christianity moved right into the Celtic lands and continues to be a remarkable means to include loved ones in your ceremony.


Handfasting - An event going back right to classical times, Handfasting is a custom of marriage prior to the availability of rings and also rare-earth elements. The couple would take a piece of cloth or rope and before their families and friends, proclaim their love and intent by reciting a couple of words and binding themselves together symbolically with the rope. It is from this practice we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Just what better place to place the assurances of a life time as well as eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the groom and bride while their vows are stated, after that in some customs is thrown into a deep body of water to hold those promises for evermore. Today that stone might be kept as a remembrance of this big day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Initially crafted from timber the double handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and drinking mug rolled into one. King James of Scotland offered 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 actually been called the "loving cup". This lovely ceremony communicates the true blessings of Kith as well as Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride is formally settled for right into the groom's family with this event. Generally the oldest woman member of the bridegroom's family provides a piece of the household 's Tartan to the new bride indicating she is now interwoven into all the doings of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic peoples revolved around the protection of fireplace and also house. This event is the recognition of the male participants of the new bride's family members that they also now have a brand-new partnership and also a new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Minutes wedding celebrations we can offer thorough guidance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish ceremonies, from building and construction of the event to the final blessing in Gaelic we can assist you produce the day of your dreams ...

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