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Events honoring Celtic origins and also practices have long been preferred. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the gown of formal tartan and kilt, weddings based upon aspects of Celtic custom can offer enduring memories. Aspects of these weddings could consist of part or every one of the following:

Anam Cara - Actually, the Hearts Partner, this practice is a unique ceremony commemorating the production of a timeless love forever more. This celebration of the aspects; to the Celts the four components Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which an effective partnership were constructed.

Anam Cara

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


Handfasting - An event dating back to antiquity, Handfasting is a tradition of marriage before the availability of rings and rare-earth elements. The couple would take an item of cloth or rope and before their friends and families, state their love and intent by reciting a few words as well as binding themselves together symbolically with the cordage. It is from this practice we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Just what better area to put the pledges of a lifetime and also eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the groom and bride while their pledges are stated, then in some traditions is tossed into a deep body of water to hold those assurances for evermore. Today that stone could be kept as a remembrance of this special day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Initially crafted from timber the twin handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and also drinking cup rolled into one. King James of Scotland offered 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 been called the "loving cup". This lovely event conveys 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 accepted right into the bridegroom's family via this event. Normally the oldest female participant of the bridegroom's family gives a piece of the family member 's Tartan to the bride-to-be indicating she is now interwoven into all the doings of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic individuals focused on the defense of fireplace and residence. This event is the recognition of the male members of the bride's family that they also now have a new partnership as well as a brand-new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Minutes wedding celebrations we can provide comprehensive guidance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, from construction of the event to the last true blessing in Gaelic we can assist you produce the day of your desires ...

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