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Events honoring Celtic roots and traditions have actually long been preferred. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the outfit of official tartan and kilt, wedding events based upon facets of Celtic tradition can provide enduring memories. Facets of these wedding events could include part or all the following:

Anam Cara - Essentially, the Hearts other Half, this tradition is a unique event commemorating the creation of an ageless love now and forever more. This event of the aspects; to the Celts the 4 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 into the Celtic lands and also continues to be a wonderful means to include loved ones in your event.

Handfasting

Handfasting - An event going back right to classical times, Handfasting is a tradition of marriage before the availability of rings as well as precious metals. The couple would take an item of cloth or rope and before their friends and families, state their love and intent by reciting a couple of words and also binding themselves with each other symbolically with the cordage. It is from this tradition we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Just what better location to place the guarantees of a lifetime and eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the couple while their promises are stated, then in some traditions is tossed right into a deep body of water to hold those promises for evermore. Today that stone might be kept as a remembrance of this special day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Originally crafted from wood the twin handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit as well as drinking cup rolled into one. King James of Scotland offered his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a symbol of his love for her during the marriage ceremony, From that point on the Quaich has actually been called the "loving cup". This beautiful event communicates the blessings of Kith and also Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride is formally settled for into the groom's family with this event. Generally the oldest woman participant of the bridegroom's family provides a swatch of the household 's Tartan to the bride-to-be indicating she is currently interwoven into all the behaviors of the clan.

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

Family Arms

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