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Events honoring Celtic roots as well as traditions have long been preferred. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the dress of formal tartan and kilt, weddings based on elements of Celtic tradition can offer enduring memories. Elements of these weddings could include part or all the following:

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

Anam Cara

This custom was adjusted as Christianity moved right into the Celtic lands as well as remains to be a wonderful means to include friends and family in your event.

Handfasting

Handfasting - A ceremony going back to classical times, Handfasting is a custom of marriage prior to the accessibility of rings as well as precious metals. The couple would take a piece of cloth or rope and before their friends and families, state their love and purpose by reciting a couple of words and also binding themselves with each other symbolically with the cordage. It is from this custom we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Just what better location to put the assurances of a life time as well as eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the bride and groom while their vows are recited, then in some customs is tossed right into a deep body of water to hold those promises for evermore. Today that stone could be kept as a remembrance of this special day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Initially crafted from wood 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 ceremony, from that point on the Quaich has been called the "loving cup". This stunning event shares 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 formally settled for into the bridegroom's family through this ceremony. Generally the oldest female member of the groom's family provides a piece of the household 's Tartan to the new bride symbolizing she is now interwoven right 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 as well as home. This event is the recognition of the male members of the bride-to-be's household that they too currently have a brand-new relationship and also a brand-new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

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