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

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

Anam Cara

This practice was adapted as Christianity moved right into the Celtic lands as well as remains to be a fantastic way to include loved ones in your event.

Handfasting

Handfasting - A ceremony dating back to classical times, 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, proclaim their love and intention by reciting a couple of words and binding themselves with each other symbolically with the rope. It is from this tradition we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- What better area 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 groom and bride while their promises are recited, then in some traditions is thrown right into a deep body of water to hold those promises for evermore. Today that stone may be maintained as a remembrance of this big day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Initially crafted from wood the twin handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and also drinking mug rolled right into one. King James of Scotland provided 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 actually been referred to as the "loving cup". This beautiful ceremony communicates the blessings of Kith and Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride is officially settled for right into the groom's family with this ceremony. Usually the oldest female participant of the groom's family provides a piece of the household 's Tartan to the bride symbolizing she is now interwoven into all the doings of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic peoples revolved around the defense of fireplace and also residence. This event is the acknowledgement of the male participants of the bride-to-be's family that they also currently have a new partnership and also a brand-new brother in arms.

Family Arms

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