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Events honoring Celtic origins as well as traditions have long been preferred. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the gown of official tartan and kilt, wedding events based upon elements of Celtic practice can offer long-term memories. Elements of these wedding events can include part or every one of the following:

Anam Cara - Essentially, the Hearts Partner, this custom is an one-of-a-kind event commemorating the production of an ageless love now and forever more. This celebration of the elements; to the Celts the four aspects Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which a successful partnership were developed.

Anam Cara

This custom was adjusted as Christianity moved right into the Celtic lands and continues to be a fantastic way to include friends and family in your ceremony.


Handfasting - A ceremony dating back to classical times, Handfasting is a tradition of marriage before the accessibility of rings and rare-earth elements. The couple would take an item of cloth or rope and before their families and friends, proclaim their love and intention by stating a few words as well as binding themselves with each other symbolically with the cordage. It is from this tradition we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- What better area to put the guarantees of a lifetime as well as eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the couple while their promises are recited, after that in some practices is thrown right into a deep body of water to hold those assurances for evermore. Today that stone may be kept as a remembrance of this big day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Originally crafted from wood the twin handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and also drinking mug rolled into one. King James of Scotland gave his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a sign of his love for her during the wedding, from that point on the Quaich has actually been referred to as the "loving cup". This stunning ceremony shares the blessings of Kith and Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A new bride is officially settled for right into the groom's family through this ceremony. Generally the oldest female participant of the groom's family offers a piece of the household 's Tartan to the new bride symbolizing she is currently linked right into all the behaviors of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial roots of the Celtic individuals revolved around the defense of fireplace and also home. This event is the recognition of the male members of the bride-to-be's family members that they too now have a new relationship and a new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

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