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Celebrations honoring Celtic origins as well as practices have long been preferred. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the dress of formal tartan and kilt, wedding celebrations based on aspects of Celtic tradition can supply long lasting memories. Facets of these wedding celebrations can consist of part or all the following:

Anam Cara - Essentially, the Hearts Partner, this tradition is a special ceremony celebrating the creation of a timeless love now and forever more. This event of the components; to the Celts the 4 elements Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which an effective partnership were constructed.

Anam Cara

This practice was adjusted as Christianity relocated right into the Celtic lands as well as continues to be a remarkable means to include loved ones in your event.

Handfasting

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

Oathing Stone -- Just what better location to place the promises 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 assurances for evermore. Today that stone could be maintained as a remembrance of this big day.

Oathing Stone

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

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

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

The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic individuals revolved around the defense of fireplace and also residence. This ceremony is the acknowledgement of the male participants of the new bride's family members that they as well currently have a new connection as well as a new brother in arms.

Family Arms

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