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Celebrations honoring Celtic roots as well as traditions have long been preferred. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the dress of official tartan and kilt, weddings based on facets of Celtic tradition can give long-term memories. Elements of these wedding celebrations could consist of part or all the following:

Anam Cara - Actually, the Hearts Partner, this custom is a special event commemorating the creation of a timeless love now and forever more. This event of the aspects; to the Celts the four elements Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which a successful partnership were developed.

Anam Cara

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

Handfasting

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

Oathing Stone -- Just what better location to place the pledges of a life time and eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the bride and groom while their vows are stated, then in some traditions is tossed right into a deep body of water to hold those pledges for evermore. Today that stone may be maintained as a remembrance of this special day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Initially crafted from timber the twin handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and drinking cup 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, from that point on the Quaich has been referred to as the "loving cup". This gorgeous ceremony communicates the true 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 with this ceremony. Typically the oldest female participant of the bridegroom's family offers a swatch of the household 's Tartan to the new bride signifying she is now interwoven into all the behaviors of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial roots of the Celtic peoples focused on the protection of hearth and residence. This ceremony is the acknowledgement of the male members of the new bride's household that they also now have a brand-new connection and also a new brother in arms.

Family Arms

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