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Celebrations honoring Celtic roots as well as customs have long been popular. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the outfit of official tartan and kilt, weddings based upon aspects of Celtic practice can provide long-term memories. Elements of these weddings can consist of part or every one of the following:

Anam Cara - Essentially, the Hearts Partner, this practice is a special event commemorating the creation of an ageless love now and forever more. This event of the components; to the Celts the four aspects Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which a successful partnership were developed.

Anam Cara

This tradition was adjusted as Christianity relocated into the Celtic lands as well as remains to be a remarkable way to include friends and family in your ceremony.


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

Oathing Stone -- Exactly what better place to put the pledges of a life time and also eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the groom and bride while their vows are stated, after that in some practices is tossed right into a deep body of water to hold those guarantees for evermore. Today that stone might be kept as a remembrance of this wedding.

Oathing Stone

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

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride is formally approved into the groom's family via this event. Generally the oldest female participant of the bridegroom's family provides a swatch of the family member 's Tartan to the bride-to-be signifying she is now interwoven into all the behaviors of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic peoples focused on the defense of hearth as well as residence. This ceremony is the recognition of the male participants of the bride's family that they as well now have a new relationship as well as a brand-new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

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