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Celebrations honoring Celtic roots as well as customs have actually long been preferred. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the outfit of formal tartan and kilt, weddings based on elements of Celtic custom can give lasting memories. Facets of these weddings could consist of part or every one of the following:

Anam Cara - Actually, the Hearts other Half, this tradition is an one-of-a-kind ceremony commemorating the development of an ageless love now and forever more. This celebration of the elements; to the Celts the 4 elements Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which an effective connection were constructed.

Anam Cara

This custom was adjusted as Christianity moved right into the Celtic lands as well as continues to be a terrific means to include loved ones in your event.


Handfasting - An event dating back to antiquity, Handfasting is a tradition of marriage before 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, state their love and intention by stating a couple of words and also binding themselves together symbolically with the cordage. It is from this custom we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- What better location to put the pledges of a lifetime and eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the couple while their pledges are stated, then in some customs is thrown into a deep body of water to hold those assurances for evermore. Today that stone might be kept as a remembrance of this big day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Initially crafted from wood the double handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and drinking cup rolled right into one. King James of Scotland offered his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a symbol of his love for her during the wedding, from that point on the Quaich has been referred to as the "loving cup". This attractive ceremony conveys the true blessings of Kith and Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride is formally settled for into the groom's family through this event. Normally the oldest woman member of the bridegroom's family provides a swatch of the household 's Tartan to the bride-to-be symbolizing she is currently linked into all the behaviors of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic peoples revolved around the defense of hearth as well as residence. This ceremony is the acknowledgement of the male members of the bride's household that they also currently have a brand-new partnership as well as a new brother in arms.

Family Arms

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