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Celebrations honoring Celtic origins and practices have long been prominent. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the dress of official tartan and kilt, weddings based upon aspects of Celtic practice can offer enduring memories. Facets of these wedding celebrations can consist of part or all the following:

Anam Cara - Essentially, the Hearts other Half, this custom is a special ceremony celebrating the production of a classic love forever more. This celebration of the components; to the Celts the four elements Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which a successful connection were constructed.

Anam Cara

This tradition was adapted as Christianity moved into the Celtic lands and also remains to be a fantastic means to include friends and family in your event.

Handfasting

Handfasting - A ceremony going back to antiquity, Handfasting is a custom of marriage prior to the accessibility of rings and precious metals. The couple would take an item of fabric or rope and before their families and friends, proclaim their love and intent by stating a couple of words and also binding themselves with each other symbolically with the cordage. It is from this tradition we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Just what better area to put the pledges of a life time and also eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the groom and bride while their promises are recited, after that in some traditions is thrown into a deep body of water to hold those assurances for evermore. Today that stone may be maintained as a remembrance of this special day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Originally crafted from timber the double handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and also drinking vessel 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 attractive ceremony shares the true blessings of Kith as well as 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 through this event. Typically the oldest woman member of the bridegroom's family offers a piece of the family member 's Tartan to the new bride signifying she is currently interwoven right into all the behaviors of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial roots of the Celtic peoples revolved around the defense of fireplace and also home. This event is the acknowledgement of the male members of the bride-to-be's family members that they also currently have a brand-new partnership as well as a brand-new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

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