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Celebrations honoring Celtic origins as well as practices have long been prominent. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the gown of formal tartan and kilt, wedding celebrations based on elements of Celtic tradition can give long-term memories. Aspects of these weddings can include part or every one of the following:

Anam Cara - Literally, the Hearts Partner, this custom is a one-of-a-kind ceremony celebrating the development of a timeless love forever more. This event of the elements; to the Celts the 4 elements Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which an effective relationship were built.

Anam Cara

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


Handfasting - An event dating back to antiquity, Handfasting is a practice of marriage prior to the availability of rings as well as rare-earth elements. The couple would take an item of cloth or rope and before their friends and families, state their love and intention by stating a few words as well as binding themselves together symbolically with the cordage. It is from this practice we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Exactly what better area to put the promises of a lifetime and eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the couple while their vows are recited, after that in some traditions is thrown into a deep body of water to hold those promises for evermore. Today that stone might be maintained as a remembrance of this wedding.

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 symbol of his love for her throughout the marriage ceremony, from that point on the Quaich has actually been referred to as the "loving cup". This stunning 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 is officially approved into the groom's family with this event. Normally the oldest woman participant of the groom's family provides a swatch of the household 's Tartan to the bride representing she is now linked into all the behaviors of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic peoples revolved around the defense of fireplace as well as home. This ceremony is the acknowledgement of the male participants of the bride's family that they as well currently have a new relationship and a brand-new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

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