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Events recognizing Celtic roots and customs have actually long been prominent. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the outfit of official tartan and kilt, wedding events based upon aspects of Celtic practice can give enduring memories. Elements of these wedding celebrations could include part or all the following:

Anam Cara - Essentially, the Hearts other Half, this tradition is a distinct ceremony celebrating the creation of a timeless love now and forever more. This celebration of the elements; to the Celts the four aspects Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which an effective partnership were developed.

Anam Cara

This custom was adapted as Christianity relocated right into the Celtic lands and remains to be a remarkable way to include friends and family in your event.

Handfasting

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

Oathing Stone -- Just what better place to place the assurances 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, 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 maintained as a remembrance of this wedding.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Originally crafted from timber the double handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit as well as drinking cup rolled into one. King James of Scotland provided his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a sign of his love for her throughout the marriage ceremony, from that point on the Quaich has actually been know as the "loving cup". This lovely 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 right into the bridegroom's family via this ceremony. Generally the oldest woman member of the bridegroom's family offers a swatch of the household 's Tartan to the new bride symbolizing she is currently linked into all the doings of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic peoples focused on the defense of fireplace and home. This ceremony is the acknowledgement of the male members of the bride's household that they too currently have a new relationship and a new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

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