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Celebrations recognizing Celtic origins and also traditions have long been prominent. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the outfit of formal tartan and kilt, wedding events based upon elements of Celtic tradition can provide long-term memories. Elements of these wedding events could consist of part or all the following:

Anam Cara - Actually, the Hearts other Half, this tradition is a special ceremony commemorating the development of a classic love forever more. This event of the components; to the Celts the 4 elements Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which a successful connection were built.

Anam Cara

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

Handfasting

Handfasting - A ceremony dating back right to antiquity, Handfasting is a tradition of marriage prior to the availability of rings and rare-earth elements. The couple would take a piece of fabric or rope and before their families and friends, state their love and intention by stating a couple of words and also binding themselves with each other symbolically with the cordage. It is from this practice we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- What better location to place the pledges of a lifetime and also 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 right into a deep body of water to hold those pledges for evermore. Today that stone could be kept as a remembrance of this special day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Originally crafted from wood the double handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and also 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 throughout the wedding, from that point on the Quaich has been called the "loving cup". This beautiful ceremony shares the true blessings of Kith as well as Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride is officially accepted into the groom's family via this event. Usually the oldest female member of the groom's family gives a swatch of the household 's Tartan to the new bride symbolizing she is now interwoven right into all the doings of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial roots of the Celtic peoples revolved around the protection of hearth and also residence. This event is the recognition of the male members of the new bride's household that they too now have a brand-new connection and also a new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

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