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Celebrations recognizing Celtic origins and practices have long been popular. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the outfit of formal tartan and kilt, wedding celebrations based on aspects of Celtic practice can give lasting memories. Elements of these weddings can include part or every one of the following:

Anam Cara - Essentially, the Hearts Partner, this practice is a unique ceremony celebrating the production of a timeless love now and forever more. This event of the elements; to the Celts the four elements Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which an effective relationship were constructed.

Anam Cara

This tradition was adapted as Christianity moved into the Celtic lands as well as remains to be a wonderful means to include loved ones in your event.

Handfasting

Handfasting - A ceremony going back right to classical times, Handfasting is a custom 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 friends and families, proclaim their love and intention by stating a couple of words as well as binding themselves together symbolically with the rope. It is from this practice we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- What better place to put the guarantees of a lifetime and also eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the groom and bride while their pledges are stated, after that in some practices is tossed right into a deep body of water to hold those promises for evermore. Today that stone may be maintained 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 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 throughout the marriage ceremony, from that point on the Quaich has actually been referred to as the "loving cup". This gorgeous event conveys the blessings of Kith and Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride-to-be is formally accepted right into the groom's family with this event. Usually the oldest female member of the bridegroom's family provides a piece of the family member 's Tartan to the bride-to-be representing she is currently linked right into all the behaviors of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic individuals revolved around the protection of fireplace as well as house. This event is the acknowledgement of the male participants of the new bride's family members that they also now have a new relationship and a brand-new brother in arms.

Family Arms

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