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Celebrations honoring Celtic origins as well as practices have actually long been prominent. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the dress of official tartan and kilt, weddings based upon facets of Celtic practice can provide long-term memories. Aspects of these weddings can consist of part or every one of the following:

Anam Cara - Actually, the Hearts Partner, this tradition is an one-of-a-kind event commemorating the production of a timeless love now and forever more. This celebration of the elements; to the Celts the four elements Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which an effective relationship were developed.

Anam Cara

This custom was adjusted as Christianity relocated into the Celtic lands and also continues to be a remarkable means to include loved ones in your event.


Handfasting - A ceremony dating back right to antiquity, Handfasting is a tradition of marriage before the accessibility of rings and precious metals. The couple would take an item of cloth or rope and before their friends and families, state their love and purpose by stating a couple of words and also binding themselves with each other symbolically with the rope. It is from this tradition we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Just what better area to place the guarantees of a life time and eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the bride and groom while their promises are stated, then in some practices is thrown into a deep body of water to hold those guarantees for evermore. Today that stone might be kept 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 provided 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 attractive event communicates the blessings of Kith and also Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A new bride is officially settled for right into the bridegroom's family with this event. Generally the oldest female member of the groom's family gives a piece of the household 's Tartan to the bride indicating she is currently linked right into all the behaviors of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic individuals revolved around the defense of fireplace and also house. This ceremony is the acknowledgement of the male participants of the new bride's household that they as well currently have a new partnership and a new brother in arms.

Family Arms

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