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Celebrations recognizing 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, weddings based upon aspects of Celtic tradition can give lasting memories. Aspects of these wedding celebrations can consist of part or all the following:

Anam Cara - Literally, the Hearts Partner, this tradition is a one-of-a-kind event celebrating the creation of a classic 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 connection were constructed.

Anam Cara

This custom was adapted as Christianity relocated into the Celtic lands as well as continues to be a wonderful means to include friends and family in your event.

Handfasting

Handfasting - A ceremony dating back to classical times, Handfasting is a custom of marriage before the availability of rings and also rare-earth elements. The couple would take a piece of cloth or rope and before their friends and families, proclaim their love and intention by stating a couple of 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 -- Just what better place to put the assurances of a lifetime and also eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the bride and groom while their promises are recited, after that in some customs is thrown right into a deep body of water to hold those guarantees for evermore. Today that stone could be maintained 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 as well as drinking vessel rolled into one. King James of Scotland provided his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a sign of his love for her throughout the marriage ceremony, from that point on the Quaich has been called the "loving cup". This attractive ceremony communicates the true blessings of Kith as well as Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride-to-be is officially settled for right into the groom's family with this ceremony. Typically the oldest woman member of the groom's family gives a piece of the family member 's Tartan to the bride-to-be symbolizing she is now linked right into all the doings of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic individuals revolved around the defense of fireplace and also house. This event is the acknowledgement of the male members of the new bride's household that they as well currently have a brand-new connection and also a brand-new brother in arms.

Family Arms

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