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Celebrations honoring Celtic roots and customs have long been preferred. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the outfit of official tartan and kilt, weddings based on facets of Celtic custom can give lasting memories. Facets of these wedding celebrations can consist of part or all the following:

Anam Cara - Literally, the Hearts Partner, this custom is a one-of-a-kind event commemorating the production of a timeless love forever more. This event of the aspects; to the Celts the four components Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which an effective relationship were constructed.

Anam Cara

This custom was adapted as Christianity moved into the Celtic lands and also remains to be a remarkable means to include friends and family in your ceremony.

Handfasting

Handfasting - An event dating back to classical times, Handfasting is a tradition of marriage prior to the accessibility of rings as well as rare-earth elements. The couple would take a piece of fabric or rope and before their friends and families, declare 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 custom we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Just what better location to put the pledges of a lifetime and eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the couple while their promises are stated, after that in some traditions is tossed right into a deep body of water to hold those promises for evermore. Today that stone might be kept as a remembrance of this wedding.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Originally crafted from timber the double handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and drinking cup rolled into one. King James of Scotland gave his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a symbol of his love for her during the marriage ceremony, from that point on the Quaich has been know as the "loving cup". This attractive ceremony conveys the true blessings of Kith and also Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A new bride is officially settled for into the bridegroom's family with this ceremony. Normally the oldest female participant of the bridegroom's family gives a piece of the family member 's Tartan to the new bride symbolizing she is now linked 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 house. This event is the acknowledgement of the male participants of the bride-to-be's household that they too now have a new partnership and also a brand-new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

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