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Events honoring Celtic origins as well as traditions have long been prominent. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the outfit of formal tartan and kilt, weddings based on elements of Celtic practice can provide long lasting memories. Elements of these wedding events can include part or all of the following:

Anam Cara - Actually, the Hearts other Half, this custom is a one-of-a-kind ceremony commemorating the production of an ageless love forever more. This celebration of the aspects; to the Celts the 4 components Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which a successful partnership were constructed.

Anam Cara

This custom was adjusted as Christianity relocated right into the Celtic lands as well as continues to be a remarkable way to include loved ones in your ceremony.

Handfasting

Handfasting - A ceremony going back right to classical times, Handfasting is a tradition of marriage prior to the availability of rings and also precious metals. The couple would take a piece of fabric or rope and before their families and friends, state their love and intent by reciting a few words and also binding themselves together symbolically with the cordage. It is from this custom we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Just what better place to place the assurances of a life time and also eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the couple while their promises are stated, after that in some customs is tossed into a deep body of water to hold those pledges for evermore. Today that stone could be maintained as a remembrance of this big day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Originally crafted from wood the double handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and drinking cup rolled into one. King James of Scotland offered his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a symbol of his love for her throughout the marriage, from that point on the Quaich has been called the "loving cup". This lovely event communicates the true blessings of Kith and Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride-to-be is officially accepted right into the bridegroom's family through this event. Usually the oldest female participant of the groom's family offers a swatch of the household 's Tartan to the 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 protection of fireplace and also home. This ceremony is the recognition of the male participants of the new bride's family members that they also now have a new relationship and a brand-new brother in arms.

Family Arms

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