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Celebrations recognizing Celtic roots and also practices have long been preferred. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the dress of official tartan and kilt, wedding celebrations based upon elements of Celtic tradition can offer lasting memories. Aspects of these wedding events could include part or all of the following:

Anam Cara - Essentially, the Hearts other Half, this custom is a unique ceremony celebrating the creation of a timeless love forever more. This celebration of the components; to the Celts the 4 components Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which a successful connection were built.

Anam Cara

This practice was adjusted as Christianity relocated into the Celtic lands and continues to be a remarkable way to include family and friends in your ceremony.

Handfasting

Handfasting - A ceremony dating back to antiquity, Handfasting is a tradition of marriage before the accessibility of rings as well as precious metals. The couple would take an item of fabric or rope and before their friends and families, declare their love and purpose by stating a few words as well as binding themselves together symbolically with the cordage. It is from this custom we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- What better area to place the promises of a life time and also eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the couple while their vows are stated, then in some customs 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 special day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Originally 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 gave 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 lovely event conveys the blessings of Kith and also Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride is formally settled for right into the bridegroom's family via this event. Typically the oldest female participant of the groom's family offers a swatch of the family member 's Tartan to the bride signifying she is now interwoven into all the doings of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic peoples focused on the defense of fireplace and also residence. This ceremony is the acknowledgement of the male members of the bride-to-be's family members that they also now have a new partnership as well as a new brother in arms.

Family Arms

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