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Events honoring Celtic origins as well as practices have actually long been preferred. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the gown of formal tartan and kilt, weddings based upon facets of Celtic custom can provide long-term memories. Facets of these wedding events could include part or every one of the following:

Anam Cara - Actually, the Hearts Partner, this custom is a special event celebrating the creation of an ageless love now and forever more. This event of the components; to the Celts the 4 elements Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which an effective partnership were constructed.

Anam Cara

This tradition was adapted as Christianity relocated into the Celtic lands as well as continues to be a remarkable way to include family and friends in your event.


Handfasting - An event going back right to antiquity, Handfasting is a practice of marriage prior to the accessibility of rings and also precious metals. The couple would take a piece of fabric or rope and before their friends and families, state their love and intent by reciting a couple of words and also 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 -- Just what better area to put the pledges of a lifetime as well as 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 thrown right into a deep body of water to hold those promises for evermore. Today that stone may be maintained as a remembrance of this wedding.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Initially crafted from wood the twin handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit as well as drinking cup rolled 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 been referred to as the "loving cup". This lovely 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 approved into the groom's family via this event. Usually the oldest woman participant of the bridegroom's family gives a piece of the family member 's Tartan to the bride indicating she is now interwoven right into all the doings of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic peoples focused on the defense of hearth and also home. This event is the recognition of the male members of the bride's family that they also currently have a new connection and a new brother in arms.

Family Arms

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