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Events recognizing Celtic roots and also customs have long been popular. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the gown of official tartan and kilt, wedding celebrations based on aspects of Celtic custom can supply long-term memories. Facets of these wedding celebrations can consist of part or all the following:

Anam Cara - Essentially, the Hearts Partner, this practice is a unique event celebrating the development of a timeless love now and forever more. This event of the elements; to the Celts the four elements Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which an effective partnership were developed.

Anam Cara

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


Handfasting - An event dating back to classical times, Handfasting is a practice of marriage before the availability of rings as well as precious metals. The couple would take an item of cloth or rope and before their friends and families, proclaim their love and intention by reciting a few words as well as 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 -- What better area to place the pledges of a life time and eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the couple while their pledges are stated, after that in some practices is tossed into a deep body of water to hold those promises for evermore. Today that stone may be kept as a remembrance of this wedding.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Originally crafted from wood the twin handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and drinking mug 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 wedding, from that point on the Quaich has actually been know as the "loving cup". This attractive event communicates the blessings of Kith and Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride-to-be is officially settled for right into the groom's family with this event. Usually the oldest female participant of the groom's family provides a piece of the family member 's Tartan to the bride-to-be representing she is currently interwoven right into all the doings of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic individuals focused on the protection of hearth and house. This event is the recognition of the male members of the new bride's family members that they too currently have a new connection and also a brand-new brother in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Minutes wedding events we can give extensive support on Celtic/Scottish/Irish ceremonies, from construction of the event to the last true blessing in Gaelic we can help you create the day of your dreams ...

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