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 official tartan and kilt, wedding events based on aspects of Celtic tradition can offer enduring memories. Aspects of these weddings can consist of part or all the following:

Anam Cara - Literally, the Hearts other Half, this tradition is a distinct event commemorating the creation of a timeless love forever more. This event of the elements; to the Celts the 4 elements Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which an effective connection were constructed.

Anam Cara

This practice was adjusted as Christianity relocated into the Celtic lands and remains to be a terrific way to include family and friends in your event.


Handfasting - A ceremony going back right to antiquity, Handfasting is a custom of marriage before the availability of rings and also rare-earth elements. The couple would take an item of cloth or rope and before their families and friends, declare their love and intention by stating a few words and binding themselves together symbolically with the rope. It is from this custom we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Just what better location to place the assurances of a lifetime and also eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the couple while their promises are stated, then in some practices is thrown right into a deep body of water to hold those assurances for evermore. Today that stone might be maintained as a remembrance of this big day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Initially crafted from wood the double handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and also drinking vessel rolled right into one. King James of Scotland provided 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 referred to as the "loving cup". This gorgeous event conveys the true blessings of Kith and also Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride is officially accepted right into the bridegroom's family with this ceremony. Generally the oldest woman participant of the groom's family offers a piece of the household 's Tartan to the bride-to-be signifying she is now interwoven into all the doings of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial roots of the Celtic individuals focused on the defense of hearth and also residence. This event is the recognition of the male participants of the bride-to-be's household that they as well now have a brand-new connection as well as a brand-new brother in arms.

Family Arms

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

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