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Events recognizing Celtic roots and traditions have actually long been popular. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the dress of official tartan and kilt, weddings based on facets of Celtic practice can give enduring memories. Facets of these wedding events can consist of part or all the following:

Anam Cara - Essentially, the Hearts other Half, this custom is a special ceremony commemorating the development of a classic love now and forever more. This event of the components; to the Celts the four aspects Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which a successful partnership were built.

Anam Cara

This tradition was adjusted as Christianity moved into the Celtic lands as well as continues to be a wonderful way to include family and friends in your event.

Handfasting

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

Oathing Stone -- Exactly what better location to place the guarantees of a lifetime and eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the groom and bride while their vows are recited, then in some practices is thrown right into a deep body of water to hold those promises for evermore. Today that stone may be maintained as a remembrance of this wedding.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Originally crafted from wood the twin handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and drinking cup rolled right into one. King James of Scotland offered 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 been know as the "loving cup". This beautiful event conveys the blessings of Kith and Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride is formally settled for into the groom's family with this event. Normally the oldest female participant of the bridegroom's family provides a swatch of the household 's Tartan to the bride signifying she is now linked into all the doings of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic peoples revolved around the protection of hearth and home. This event is the acknowledgement of the male members of the bride's family that they as well currently have a new connection and a brand-new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

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