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Celebrations recognizing Celtic origins and practices have actually long been popular. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the dress of formal tartan and kilt, wedding events based upon aspects of Celtic practice can give long-term memories. Facets of these wedding events could consist of part or every one of the following:

Anam Cara - Essentially, the Hearts Partner, this practice is a special event commemorating the creation of a timeless love forever more. This event of the aspects; to the Celts the 4 elements Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which an effective partnership were developed.

Anam Cara

This practice was adapted as Christianity moved right into the Celtic lands and remains to be a wonderful way to include friends and family in your ceremony.


Handfasting - A ceremony going back to classical times, Handfasting is a custom of marriage prior to the availability of rings and precious metals. The couple would take a piece of fabric or rope and before their families and friends, state their love and purpose 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 pledges of a lifetime and eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the groom and bride while their pledges are stated, after that in some practices is thrown right into a deep body of water to hold those promises for evermore. Today that stone might 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 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 ceremony, from that point on the Quaich has been called the "loving cup". This attractive ceremony shares 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 into the bridegroom's family with this ceremony. Normally the oldest woman member of the bridegroom's family gives a piece of the family member 's Tartan to the bride indicating she is now linked right into all the doings of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial roots of the Celtic peoples focused on the defense of hearth and house. This ceremony is the acknowledgement of the male members of the bride's household that they too now have a new partnership and a brand-new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Minutes wedding events we can supply comprehensive support on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, from building of the ceremony to the final true blessing in Gaelic we can assist you create the day of your desires ...

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