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Celebrations recognizing Celtic roots as well as customs have long been preferred. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the dress of formal tartan and kilt, weddings based on elements of Celtic practice can supply enduring memories. Facets of these wedding events can consist of part or every one of the following:

Anam Cara - Literally, the Hearts other Half, this tradition is an one-of-a-kind event commemorating the production of a timeless love forever more. This celebration of the elements; to the Celts the four elements Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which a successful connection were built.

Anam Cara

This custom was adapted as Christianity relocated into the Celtic lands and also remains to be a fantastic means to include loved ones in your ceremony.


Handfasting - A ceremony dating back to classical times, Handfasting is a tradition of marriage prior to the availability of rings and also precious metals. The couple would take an item of fabric or rope and before their families and friends, state their love and purpose by reciting a couple of words and also binding themselves with each other symbolically with the rope. It is from this tradition we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Exactly what better area to put the assurances of a life time and eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the groom and bride while their vows are recited, then in some practices is tossed 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 - Originally crafted from wood the double handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit as well as 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 throughout the marriage ceremony, from that point on the Quaich has actually been called the "loving cup". This stunning event communicates the true blessings of Kith and Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride is officially accepted right into the bridegroom's family through this ceremony. Normally the oldest woman member of the bridegroom's family provides a swatch of the family member 's Tartan to the new bride symbolizing she is currently interwoven right into all the behaviors of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic peoples revolved around the defense of hearth and residence. This event is the acknowledgement of the male participants of the bride-to-be's family that they too now have a new relationship as well as a brand-new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

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