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Celebrations honoring Celtic origins as well as traditions have actually long been popular. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the dress of official tartan and kilt, weddings based upon facets of Celtic tradition can provide long lasting memories. Elements of these wedding events could include part or all of the following:

Anam Cara - Essentially, the Hearts other Half, this practice is a special event commemorating the production of an ageless love now and forever more. This event of the components; to the Celts the 4 aspects Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which a successful connection were developed.

Anam Cara

This custom was adapted as Christianity moved right into the Celtic lands and also continues to be a remarkable way to include friends and family in your ceremony.


Handfasting - A ceremony going back right to antiquity, Handfasting is a custom of marriage prior to the accessibility of rings as well as precious metals. The couple would take an item of cloth or rope and before their families and friends, proclaim their love and intention by stating a couple of words and 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 location to place the pledges of a lifetime 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 customs is thrown right into a deep body of water to hold those pledges for evermore. Today that stone may 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 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 been know as the "loving cup". This stunning event conveys the blessings of Kith and also Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride-to-be is officially settled for right into the bridegroom's family via this event. Usually the oldest woman participant of the groom's family offers a swatch of the family member 's Tartan to the bride signifying she is now linked right into all the behaviors of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic individuals focused on the protection of hearth as well as home. This event is the recognition of the male members of the new bride's household that they too currently have a new relationship as well as a brand-new brother in arms.

Family Arms

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