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Events honoring Celtic origins as well as practices have long been popular. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the dress of formal tartan and kilt, wedding celebrations based on elements of Celtic custom can supply long-term memories. Aspects of these wedding events can consist of part or all the following:

Anam Cara - Literally, the Hearts other Half, this custom is a one-of-a-kind event commemorating the production of a classic love now and forever more. This event of the components; to the Celts the 4 components Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which an effective connection were built.

Anam Cara

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

Handfasting

Handfasting - An event dating back to classical times, Handfasting is a practice of marriage prior to the accessibility of rings and precious metals. The couple would take a piece of cloth or rope and before their friends and families, declare their love and intent by stating a few words and binding themselves with each other symbolically with the cordage. It is from this practice we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Exactly what better location to put the guarantees of a life time 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 recited, after that in some traditions is thrown into a deep body of water to hold those guarantees for evermore. Today that stone may be maintained as a remembrance of this wedding.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Originally crafted from timber the double handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and also drinking vessel rolled into one. King James of Scotland gave his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a symbol of his love for her throughout the marriage, from that point on the Quaich has been called the "loving cup". This lovely event shares the true blessings of Kith and also Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride is officially accepted into the groom's family through this event. Generally the oldest female participant of the bridegroom's family offers a piece of the family member 's Tartan to the bride symbolizing she is now linked into all the doings of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial roots of the Celtic peoples focused on the defense of hearth and also home. This event is the recognition of the male participants of the bride-to-be's family members that they too currently have a new relationship and a new brother in arms.

Family Arms

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