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Celebrations honoring Celtic origins as well as traditions have long been preferred. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the gown of formal tartan and kilt, wedding celebrations based upon elements of Celtic custom can give long-term memories. Elements of these wedding celebrations could include part or every one of the following:

Anam Cara - Literally, the Hearts other Half, this tradition is a one-of-a-kind ceremony celebrating the development of an ageless love forever more. This event of the elements; to the Celts the 4 aspects Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which an effective relationship were developed.

Anam Cara

This custom was adjusted as Christianity relocated into the Celtic lands and also continues to be a wonderful way to include family and friends in your ceremony.

Handfasting

Handfasting - A ceremony going back right to antiquity, Handfasting is a tradition 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 friends and families, declare their love and purpose by stating a couple of words and also binding themselves with each other symbolically with the rope. It is from this tradition we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Just what better place to place the promises of a life time and also eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the couple while their promises are stated, after that in some traditions 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 special day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Originally crafted from wood the double handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and drinking mug rolled right into one. King James of Scotland provided his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a symbol of his love for her throughout the marriage, from that point on the Quaich has actually been referred to as the "loving cup". This stunning event communicates the true blessings of Kith and Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride is formally accepted into the groom's family through this event. Generally the oldest female participant of the bridegroom's family offers a swatch of the family member 's Tartan to the bride-to-be indicating she is now linked right 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 also house. This ceremony is the acknowledgement of the male participants of the bride-to-be's family that they also now have a new relationship as well as a new brother in arms.

Family Arms

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