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Celebrations honoring Celtic origins as well as customs have long been popular. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the dress of formal tartan and kilt, wedding events based on aspects of Celtic practice can give long-term memories. Aspects of these weddings could consist of part or all of the following:

Anam Cara - Actually, the Hearts Partner, this custom is an one-of-a-kind ceremony commemorating the creation of an ageless love now and forever more. This celebration of the aspects; to the Celts the 4 components Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which an effective relationship were developed.

Anam Cara

This tradition was adapted as Christianity relocated into the Celtic lands as well as continues to be a fantastic way to include family and friends in your ceremony.


Handfasting - A ceremony 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 an item of fabric or rope and before their families and friends, proclaim their love and intention by reciting a couple of words and also binding themselves together symbolically with the rope. It is from this practice we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- What better place to place the assurances of a life time as well as eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the couple while their vows are stated, after that in some customs is thrown right into a deep body of water to hold those pledges for evermore. Today that stone might be maintained as a remembrance of this special day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Initially crafted from timber the twin handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit as well as drinking cup rolled into one. King James of Scotland offered his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a symbol of his love for her during the marriage, from that point on the Quaich has actually been know as the "loving cup". This beautiful event communicates the blessings of Kith and Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A new bride is officially approved right into the bridegroom's family with this ceremony. Normally the oldest female member of the groom's family gives a swatch of the household 's Tartan to the bride signifying she is currently interwoven into all the behaviors of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic peoples focused on the defense of fireplace and also home. This ceremony is the acknowledgement of the male participants of the new bride's household that they too currently have a new partnership and also a new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

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