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Events recognizing Celtic origins as well as practices have long been popular. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the gown of formal tartan and kilt, wedding celebrations based on aspects of Celtic practice can offer lasting memories. Facets of these weddings could consist of part or every one of the following:

Anam Cara - Essentially, the Hearts Partner, this custom is a distinct event commemorating the production of an ageless love now and forever more. This event of the aspects; to the Celts the 4 elements Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which a successful relationship were built.

Anam Cara

This tradition was adapted as Christianity moved right into the Celtic lands and continues to be a wonderful way to include friends and family 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 rare-earth elements. The couple would take a piece of fabric or rope and before their friends and families, proclaim their love and intent by reciting a couple of words as well as binding themselves with each other symbolically with the rope. It is from this practice we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Exactly what better location to put the assurances of a lifetime and eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the bride and groom while their pledges are recited, after that in some traditions is thrown right into a deep body of water to hold those assurances for evermore. Today that stone may be kept as a remembrance of this wedding.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Initially crafted from wood the double handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and also drinking mug rolled right into one. King James of Scotland provided 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 know as the "loving cup". This attractive event conveys the blessings of Kith and also Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride is officially settled for right into the groom's family via this ceremony. Generally the oldest woman participant of the bridegroom's family gives a piece of the household 's Tartan to the bride-to-be symbolizing she is now linked right into all the behaviors of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial roots of the Celtic peoples focused on the protection of fireplace as well as home. This event is the acknowledgement of the male members of the bride's family that they as well now have a new connection as well as a brand-new brother in arms.

Family Arms

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