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Celebrations honoring Celtic roots as well as traditions have long been popular. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the dress of official tartan and kilt, wedding events based upon aspects of Celtic tradition can give lasting memories. Elements of these weddings could include part or every one of the following:

Anam Cara - Actually, the Hearts Partner, this practice is an one-of-a-kind ceremony commemorating the development of a timeless love forever more. This celebration of the aspects; to the Celts the four elements Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which a successful relationship were constructed.

Anam Cara

This practice was adjusted as Christianity relocated into the Celtic lands and remains to be a terrific means to include family and friends in your event.


Handfasting - A ceremony dating back to classical times, Handfasting is a practice of marriage prior to the availability of rings and precious metals. The couple would take an item of cloth or rope and before their families and friends, declare their love and purpose by reciting a couple of words as well as binding themselves together symbolically with the rope. It is from this tradition we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- What better location to place the guarantees of a life time as well as eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the couple while their pledges are recited, then in some traditions is thrown right into a deep body of water to hold those guarantees for evermore. Today that stone could be kept as a remembrance of this big day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Initially crafted from timber the double handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit as well as 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 wedding, from that point on the Quaich has been called the "loving cup". This gorgeous ceremony shares the true blessings of Kith and also Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride-to-be is officially accepted right into the groom's family with this ceremony. Normally the oldest female participant of the groom's family offers a swatch of the family member 's Tartan to the bride-to-be representing she is currently 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 home. This ceremony is the acknowledgement of the male participants of the new bride's family that they as well currently have a new partnership and a brand-new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

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