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Celebrations honoring Celtic origins and traditions have long been popular. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the dress of formal tartan and kilt, wedding celebrations based on elements of Celtic tradition can provide long-term memories. Aspects of these wedding celebrations could include part or all of the following:

Anam Cara - Essentially, the Hearts other Half, this tradition is a unique ceremony commemorating the production of an ageless love now and forever more. This event of the aspects; to the Celts the four elements Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which a successful connection were constructed.

Anam Cara

This custom was adjusted as Christianity relocated right into the Celtic lands and also continues to be a fantastic means to include family and friends in your event.

Handfasting

Handfasting - A ceremony dating back right to antiquity, Handfasting is a practice of marriage prior to the accessibility of rings and also rare-earth elements. The couple would take a piece of cloth or rope and before their friends and families, state their love and intention by stating a couple of words and also binding themselves with each other symbolically with the cordage. It is from this tradition we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Just what better place to put the promises of a lifetime 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 customs is thrown right into a deep body of water to hold those pledges for evermore. Today that stone may be kept 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 also drinking cup rolled into one. King James of Scotland offered his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a sign of his love for her throughout the marriage, from that point on the Quaich has been referred to as the "loving cup". This beautiful event conveys the true blessings of Kith and Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A new bride is formally settled for right into the groom's family through this ceremony. Generally the oldest female member of the groom's family provides a swatch of the household 's Tartan to the bride-to-be indicating she is now interwoven into all the behaviors of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial roots of the Celtic individuals revolved around the protection of fireplace as well as house. This ceremony is the recognition of the male members of the bride-to-be's family members that they as well now have a brand-new connection and a new brother in arms.

Family Arms

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