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Events honoring Celtic roots as well as traditions have long been prominent. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the dress of official tartan and kilt, wedding celebrations based on elements of Celtic tradition can offer long-term memories. Aspects of these wedding celebrations could consist of part or every one of the following:

Anam Cara - Literally, the Hearts other Half, this custom is an one-of-a-kind event celebrating the creation of a timeless love now and forever more. This celebration of the elements; to the Celts the 4 aspects Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which a successful connection were built.

Anam Cara

This custom was adjusted as Christianity moved into the Celtic lands and continues to be a terrific way to include loved ones in your event.


Handfasting - A ceremony going back right to antiquity, Handfasting is a custom of marriage before the availability of rings as well as precious metals. The couple would take a piece of cloth or rope and before their families and friends, state their love and intent by reciting a few words and binding themselves with each other symbolically with the rope. It is from this practice we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- What better area 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 promises are stated, after that in some traditions is tossed right into a deep body of water to hold those assurances for evermore. Today that stone may be maintained as a remembrance of this special day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Initially crafted from timber the double handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and also drinking vessel rolled into one. King James of Scotland offered 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 been referred to as the "loving cup". This attractive ceremony communicates the blessings of Kith and Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride-to-be is officially accepted right into the bridegroom's family through this ceremony. Typically the oldest female member of the groom's family offers a swatch 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 origins of the Celtic individuals focused on the protection of hearth as well as residence. This ceremony is the recognition of the male members of the bride's family members that they also now have a new connection as well as a brand-new brother in arms.

Family Arms

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