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Celebrations recognizing Celtic origins and also traditions have long been preferred. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the dress of official tartan and kilt, wedding events based upon facets of Celtic practice can give lasting memories. Elements of these weddings could include part or all of the following:

Anam Cara - Literally, the Hearts other Half, this custom is a unique ceremony celebrating the production of an ageless love forever more. This celebration of the elements; to the Celts the 4 aspects Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which a successful relationship were built.

Anam Cara

This custom was adjusted as Christianity relocated right into the Celtic lands as well as continues to be a fantastic means to include friends and family in your ceremony.

Handfasting

Handfasting - An event going back right to antiquity, Handfasting is a custom of marriage before the availability of rings and rare-earth elements. The couple would take an item of cloth or rope and before their friends and families, declare their love and intent by reciting a few words and binding themselves together symbolically with the rope. It is from this practice we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- What better place to put the guarantees 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 stated, after that in some traditions is tossed right into a deep body of water to hold those pledges for evermore. Today that stone could be kept as a remembrance of this wedding.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Originally crafted from wood the twin 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 sign of his love for her during the marriage ceremony, from that point on the Quaich has actually been know as the "loving cup". This stunning ceremony conveys the true blessings of Kith and Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride-to-be is formally approved into the groom's family through this ceremony. Normally the oldest woman participant of the bridegroom's family gives a swatch of the family member 's Tartan to the bride-to-be indicating she is currently interwoven into all the doings of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic individuals revolved around the protection of fireplace and residence. This event is the recognition of the male members of the new bride's family that they as well currently have a new connection and a brand-new brother in arms.

Family Arms

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