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Events recognizing Celtic roots as well as customs have actually long been preferred. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the dress of formal tartan and kilt, wedding celebrations based upon facets of Celtic custom can give long-term memories. Elements of these weddings can consist of part or all of the following:

Anam Cara - Essentially, the Hearts Partner, this tradition is an one-of-a-kind event commemorating the production of a classic love forever more. This celebration of the aspects; to the Celts the 4 components Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which an effective relationship were constructed.

Anam Cara

This practice was adjusted as Christianity relocated right into the Celtic lands and also remains to be a remarkable way to include loved ones in your ceremony.


Handfasting - An event going back right to classical times, Handfasting is a tradition of marriage before the accessibility of rings and precious metals. The couple would take an item of fabric or rope and before their friends and families, declare their love and intention by reciting a couple of words as well as binding themselves together symbolically with the cordage. It is from this practice we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- What better place to place the pledges of a life time and eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the couple while their vows are recited, after that in some customs is thrown into a deep body of water to hold those promises for evermore. Today that stone might be kept as a remembrance of this big day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Originally crafted from timber the double handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and also drinking mug rolled right into one. King James of Scotland offered his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a symbol of his love for her during the wedding, from that point on the Quaich has actually been know as the "loving cup". This beautiful event communicates the blessings of Kith and also Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride is officially accepted into the groom's family via this event. Usually the oldest woman participant of the bridegroom's family gives a swatch of the family member 's Tartan to the bride indicating she is now linked into all the behaviors of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial roots of the Celtic peoples focused on the defense of hearth and also house. This event is the acknowledgement of the male members of the new bride's family that they too now have a new relationship and also a brand-new brother in arms.

Family Arms

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