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Celebrations honoring Celtic roots as well as traditions have actually long been popular. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the dress of official tartan and kilt, weddings based on elements of Celtic tradition can provide long lasting memories. Aspects of these wedding celebrations could consist of part or all the following:

Anam Cara - Literally, the Hearts Partner, this tradition is an one-of-a-kind event celebrating the production of a timeless love forever more. This event of the components; to the Celts the four components Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which a successful partnership were built.

Anam Cara

This custom was adapted as Christianity moved into the Celtic lands and also continues to be a wonderful means to include family and friends in your ceremony.


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

Oathing Stone -- What better place 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 traditions is tossed right into a deep body of water to hold those guarantees for evermore. Today that stone may be kept as a remembrance of this big day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Initially crafted from wood the double handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and 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 marriage, from that point on the Quaich has actually been know as the "loving cup". This attractive event shares the true blessings of Kith as well as Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A new bride is formally settled for right into the bridegroom's family with this event. Normally the oldest woman participant of the bridegroom's family offers a swatch of the family member 's Tartan to the bride-to-be 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 focused on the defense of fireplace and also home. This ceremony is the recognition of the male members of the new bride's household that they also currently have a brand-new relationship and also a brand-new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

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