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Events honoring Celtic origins and also customs have long been popular. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the outfit of formal tartan and kilt, weddings based upon elements of Celtic tradition can provide long lasting memories. Elements of these wedding celebrations could include part or every one of the following:

Anam Cara - Essentially, the Hearts other Half, this tradition is a special event celebrating the production of a timeless love forever more. This celebration of the aspects; to the Celts the 4 elements Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which an effective relationship were developed.

Anam Cara

This practice was adjusted as Christianity moved into the Celtic lands as well as remains to be a remarkable means to include loved ones in your ceremony.

Handfasting

Handfasting - A ceremony dating back to classical times, Handfasting is a practice of marriage before the availability of rings and also precious metals. The couple would take a piece of fabric or rope and before their friends and families, declare their love and intent by stating a few words and also binding themselves together symbolically with the rope. It is from this practice we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- What better place to put the assurances of a life time and also eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the couple while their vows are stated, then in some traditions is tossed right into a deep body of water to hold those promises for evermore. Today that stone might be maintained as a remembrance of this special day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Initially crafted from timber the double handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and also drinking cup rolled into one. King James of Scotland gave 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 called the "loving cup". This lovely event shares the true blessings of Kith and also Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A new bride is officially accepted right into the bridegroom's family through this event. Normally the oldest female member of the groom's family offers a piece of the household 's Tartan to the new bride signifying she is currently linked right into all the behaviors of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic peoples focused on the defense of hearth as well as residence. This ceremony is the recognition of the male members of the bride's family that they too currently have a new relationship and a brand-new brother in arms.

Family Arms

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