Scottish – Irish – Celtic

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Celebrations recognizing Celtic origins as well as customs have actually long been preferred. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the gown of official tartan and kilt, wedding celebrations based on aspects of Celtic tradition can give enduring memories. Aspects of these weddings could consist of part or every one of the following:

Anam Cara - Literally, the Hearts Partner, this practice is a distinct event commemorating the development of an ageless love now and forever more. This celebration of the components; to the Celts the four components Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which an effective relationship were constructed.

Anam Cara

This practice was adjusted as Christianity relocated right into the Celtic lands and also continues to be a remarkable way to include family and friends in your ceremony.


Handfasting - A ceremony dating back to classical times, Handfasting is a custom of marriage before the availability of rings and also precious metals. The couple would take a piece of cloth or rope and before their families and friends, declare their love and purpose 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 location to put the promises of a life time 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 customs is thrown into a deep body of water to hold those promises for evermore. Today that stone may be kept as a remembrance of this special day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Originally crafted from timber the twin handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit as well as drinking vessel rolled into one. King James of Scotland provided 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 conveys the blessings of Kith and also Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A new bride is officially accepted into the bridegroom's family with this event. Normally the oldest woman member of the groom's family offers a swatch of the household 's Tartan to the bride representing she is now interwoven into all the doings of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic peoples focused on the protection of fireplace as well as home. This ceremony is the acknowledgement of the male participants of the bride's family members that they as well currently have a brand-new relationship and also a new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Minutes wedding events we can offer comprehensive support on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, from building and construction of the ceremony to the final blessing in Gaelic we can help you produce the day of your dreams ...

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