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Events honoring Celtic roots as well as practices have long been prominent. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the gown of official tartan and kilt, wedding celebrations based on facets of Celtic practice can provide long-term memories. Facets of these wedding events could consist of part or every one of the following:

Anam Cara - Actually, the Hearts other Half, this custom is a distinct event celebrating the production of an ageless love forever more. This event of the elements; to the Celts the 4 aspects Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which an effective relationship were developed.

Anam Cara

This practice was adapted as Christianity moved into the Celtic lands and also continues to be a fantastic way to include family and friends in your ceremony.


Handfasting - A ceremony going back right to antiquity, Handfasting is a practice of marriage before the availability of rings and precious metals. The couple would take an item of fabric or rope and before their friends and families, state their love and intent by reciting a couple of words and binding themselves with each other symbolically with the cordage. It is from this practice we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Just what better area to put the guarantees of a life time and 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 pledges for evermore. Today that stone could be maintained as a remembrance of this special day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Initially crafted from timber the double handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit as well as drinking vessel rolled right into one. King James of Scotland provided his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a symbol of his love for her during the marriage ceremony, from that point on the Quaich has been referred to as the "loving cup". This stunning event conveys the true blessings of Kith as well as Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride is officially approved right into the bridegroom's family through this event. Usually the oldest woman participant of the bridegroom's family offers a swatch of the household 's Tartan to the bride-to-be signifying she is now linked into all the behaviors of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic individuals focused on the defense of hearth as well as home. This event is the acknowledgement of the male participants of the new bride's family that they as well currently have a brand-new partnership as well as a new brother in arms.

Family Arms

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