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Events recognizing Celtic origins as well as practices have long been preferred. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the outfit of formal tartan and kilt, wedding events based on elements of Celtic tradition can offer lasting memories. Facets of these wedding celebrations could consist of part or every one of the following:

Anam Cara - Actually, the Hearts Partner, this tradition is a unique ceremony celebrating the creation of an ageless love now and forever more. This event of the aspects; to the Celts the 4 components Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which an effective relationship were developed.

Anam Cara

This tradition was adapted as Christianity moved into the Celtic lands and also continues to be a fantastic way to include family and friends in your event.


Handfasting - An event going back to antiquity, Handfasting is a tradition of marriage before the availability of rings as well as rare-earth elements. The couple would take an item of fabric or rope and before their families and friends, state their love and intent by stating a few words and also binding themselves with each other symbolically with the cordage. It is from this tradition we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Exactly what better area to put the pledges of a lifetime and eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the bride and groom while their pledges are recited, then in some practices is tossed right into a deep body of water to hold those promises for evermore. Today that stone could be kept 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 gave his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a sign of his love for her during the wedding, from that point on the Quaich has been know as the "loving cup". This gorgeous ceremony conveys the blessings of Kith as well as Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A new bride is officially approved into the bridegroom's family through this event. Normally the oldest female participant of the bridegroom's family gives a swatch of the household 's Tartan to the new bride signifying she is now interwoven right into all the behaviors of the clan.

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

Family Arms

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