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Events recognizing Celtic roots and practices have long been preferred. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the gown of official tartan and kilt, weddings based upon aspects of Celtic custom can provide lasting memories. Facets of these wedding celebrations can include part or all of the following:

Anam Cara - Essentially, the Hearts Partner, this tradition is a unique event commemorating the creation of an ageless love forever more. This celebration of the components; to the Celts the 4 aspects Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which a successful partnership were constructed.

Anam Cara

This practice was adjusted as Christianity relocated right into the Celtic lands and remains to be a wonderful means to include family and friends in your ceremony.


Handfasting - A ceremony dating back right to classical times, Handfasting is a custom of marriage prior to the accessibility of rings as well as precious metals. The couple would take an item of fabric or rope and before their families and friends, declare 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 -- Exactly what better place to place 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 vows are recited, then in some practices is thrown right into a deep body of water to hold those promises for evermore. Today that stone could be maintained as a remembrance of this wedding.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Originally crafted from timber the twin handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and also drinking cup rolled right into one. King James of Scotland provided 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 actually been know as the "loving cup". This attractive event communicates the blessings of Kith and also Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride is officially accepted right into the groom's family through this event. Generally the oldest woman member of the bridegroom's family offers a swatch of the household 's Tartan to the new bride indicating she is currently linked into all the doings of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial roots of the Celtic peoples focused on the protection of hearth and also home. This ceremony is the recognition of the male participants of the bride's family that they also now have a new partnership and a new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

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