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Celebrations honoring Celtic origins and also traditions have actually long been prominent. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the outfit of formal tartan and kilt, wedding celebrations based on elements of Celtic tradition can supply long-term memories. Elements of these wedding celebrations can include part or all of the following:

Anam Cara - Essentially, the Hearts other Half, this practice is a special ceremony celebrating the development of a timeless love now and forever more. This event of the elements; to the Celts the 4 aspects Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which an effective connection were built.

Anam Cara

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


Handfasting - A ceremony going back to antiquity, Handfasting is a practice of marriage before the accessibility of rings and rare-earth elements. The couple would take a piece of cloth or rope and before their friends and families, state their love and purpose by stating a couple of words and also binding themselves with each other symbolically with the rope. It is from this custom we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- What better area to put the promises of a lifetime and also eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the groom and bride while their pledges are recited, then in some customs is tossed into a deep body of water to hold those promises for evermore. Today that stone could be maintained as a remembrance of this big day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Initially crafted from wood the double handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit as well as drinking cup 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 attractive ceremony communicates the 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 officially approved right into the groom's family via this ceremony. Normally the oldest female participant of the groom's family gives a swatch of the family member 's Tartan to the new bride symbolizing she is now linked right into all the doings of the clan.

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

Family Arms

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