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Celebrations honoring Celtic roots and also traditions have long been popular. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the outfit of formal tartan and kilt, wedding events based upon aspects of Celtic custom can supply long lasting memories. Elements of these wedding celebrations can include part or all of the following:

Anam Cara - Actually, the Hearts other Half, this practice is a distinct event commemorating the creation of a timeless love forever more. This event of the components; to the Celts the four elements Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which a successful connection were constructed.

Anam Cara

This tradition was adapted as Christianity relocated into the Celtic lands and remains to be a terrific 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 and also rare-earth elements. The couple would take a piece of cloth or rope and before their friends and families, proclaim their love and purpose by reciting a couple of words as well as binding themselves with each other symbolically with the rope. It is from this practice we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Exactly what better place to place the promises 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 vows are stated, then in some customs is thrown right into a deep body of water to hold those promises for evermore. Today that stone could be maintained as a remembrance of this wedding.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Initially crafted from timber the twin handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and drinking vessel rolled right into one. King James of Scotland offered 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 actually been called the "loving cup". This gorgeous event communicates the blessings of Kith as well as Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride-to-be is officially settled for into the bridegroom's family through this event. Typically the oldest female member of the groom's family gives a swatch of the household 's Tartan to the bride signifying she is currently linked into all the doings of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic individuals revolved around the protection of fireplace as well as residence. This ceremony is the acknowledgement of the male members of the bride's family that they as well now have a new partnership as well as a new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

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