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Events honoring Celtic origins and customs have long been preferred. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the gown of official tartan and kilt, wedding events based on elements of Celtic tradition can offer enduring memories. Aspects of these wedding celebrations could include part or every one of the following:

Anam Cara - Literally, the Hearts Partner, this tradition is a distinct event celebrating the creation of a timeless love now and forever more. This event of the elements; to the Celts the 4 components Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which an effective relationship were constructed.

Anam Cara

This tradition was adjusted as Christianity moved into the Celtic lands and also continues to be a wonderful way to include family and friends in your event.

Handfasting

Handfasting - An event dating back to antiquity, Handfasting is a tradition of marriage before the availability of rings and also precious metals. The couple would take a piece of cloth or rope and before their friends and families, declare their love and intent by stating a few words as well as binding themselves together symbolically with the rope. It is from this tradition we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Exactly what better location to place the assurances of a life time as well as 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 traditions is thrown into a deep body of water to hold those guarantees for evermore. Today that stone may be kept as a remembrance of this wedding.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Initially crafted from timber the twin 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 sign of his love for her during the marriage ceremony, from that point on the Quaich has actually been referred to as the "loving cup". This lovely event shares 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 right into the groom's family via this event. Normally the oldest woman member of the groom's family provides a swatch of the family member 's Tartan to the new bride symbolizing she is currently interwoven right into all the doings of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial roots of the Celtic individuals revolved around the defense of hearth and also house. This event is the acknowledgement of the male participants of the new bride's family that they also currently have a brand-new connection and also a brand-new brother in arms.

Family Arms

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