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Celebrations recognizing Celtic roots as well as customs have long been preferred. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the gown of official tartan and kilt, weddings based upon elements of Celtic tradition can offer long lasting memories. Elements of these wedding celebrations could include part or all of the following:

Anam Cara - Literally, the Hearts other Half, this practice is a one-of-a-kind event celebrating the creation of a timeless love forever more. This event of the aspects; to the Celts the four components Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which a successful connection were constructed.

Anam Cara

This tradition was adjusted as Christianity relocated into the Celtic lands as well as continues to be a wonderful way to include friends and family in your event.

Handfasting

Handfasting - An event going back to classical times, Handfasting is a custom of marriage prior to the availability of rings as well as rare-earth elements. The couple would take an item of fabric 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 rope. It is from this practice we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Just what better location to place the assurances of a lifetime as well as eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the groom and bride while their pledges are recited, after that in some customs is tossed 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 vessel rolled right into one. King James of Scotland offered his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a sign of his love for her throughout the marriage ceremony, from that point on the Quaich has been called the "loving cup". This attractive ceremony conveys 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 formally settled for right into the bridegroom's family through this event. Normally the oldest woman participant of the groom's family provides a swatch of the household 's Tartan to the bride signifying she is now linked into all the behaviors of the clan.

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

Family Arms

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