Scottish – Irish – Celtic

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Events honoring Celtic origins as well as customs have long been prominent. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the dress of formal tartan and kilt, weddings based on facets of Celtic practice can give enduring memories. Elements of these wedding events can include part or all of the following:

Anam Cara - Actually, the Hearts Partner, this custom is a unique ceremony commemorating the creation of a classic love now and forever more. This celebration of the aspects; to the Celts the 4 components Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which an effective relationship were built.

Anam Cara

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


Handfasting - A ceremony going back right to classical times, Handfasting is a practice of marriage before the accessibility of rings and rare-earth elements. The couple would take a piece of cloth or rope and before their friends and families, proclaim their love and intention by reciting a few words and also binding themselves with each other symbolically with the cordage. It is from this custom we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- What better place to put the assurances of a life time and eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the bride and groom while their promises are stated, after that in some customs is thrown right into a deep body of water to hold those pledges for evermore. Today that stone could be maintained 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 and drinking mug rolled into one. King James of Scotland provided his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a symbol 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 blessings of Kith and also Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride is officially settled for right into the groom's family via this event. Usually the oldest female participant of the groom's family provides a swatch of the family member 's Tartan to the bride indicating she is now interwoven right into all the behaviors of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic individuals revolved around the protection of hearth and also residence. This event is the recognition of the male participants of the new bride's family that they as well now have a new relationship as well as a brand-new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Minutes wedding events we can supply thorough support on Celtic/Scottish/Irish ceremonies, from construction of the ceremony to the final true blessing in Gaelic we can assist you develop the day of your dreams ...

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