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Events honoring Celtic origins as well as traditions have actually long been prominent. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the dress of official tartan and kilt, weddings based upon facets of Celtic practice can offer long lasting memories. Aspects of these wedding celebrations could include part or all of the following:

Anam Cara - Literally, the Hearts other Half, this tradition is a special event commemorating the production of an ageless love forever more. This event of the elements; to the Celts the four aspects Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which an effective partnership were constructed.

Anam Cara

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


Handfasting - A ceremony going back right to classical times, Handfasting is a tradition of marriage prior to the availability of rings and also 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 reciting a few words as well as binding themselves together symbolically with the rope. It is from this practice we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Exactly what better place to place the pledges of a lifetime as well as eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the bride and groom while their pledges are stated, after that in some customs is tossed into a deep body of water to hold those pledges for evermore. Today that stone could be maintained as a remembrance of this special day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Initially crafted from timber the double handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit as well as drinking vessel rolled into one. King James of Scotland gave 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 actually been referred to as the "loving cup". This gorgeous event shares the true blessings of Kith as well as Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride-to-be is formally accepted into the bridegroom's family via this ceremony. Usually the oldest woman participant of the groom's family provides a swatch of the household 's Tartan to the bride symbolizing she is currently interwoven right into all the doings of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial roots of the Celtic individuals focused on the defense of hearth and also house. This ceremony is the acknowledgement of the male participants of the bride's family that they too currently have a new connection and also a brand-new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

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