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Events recognizing Celtic roots and also customs have long been preferred. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the outfit of formal tartan and kilt, wedding events based upon aspects of Celtic custom can provide enduring memories. Elements of these weddings can include part or all of the following:

Anam Cara - Essentially, the Hearts Partner, this practice is a special ceremony commemorating the creation of a classic love now and forever more. This celebration of the aspects; to the Celts the four aspects Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which a successful connection were built.

Anam Cara

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


Handfasting - An event going back right to classical times, Handfasting is a custom of marriage prior to the accessibility of rings as well as rare-earth elements. The couple would take an item of fabric or rope and before their friends and families, proclaim their love and purpose by stating a few words and binding themselves together symbolically with the rope. It is from this custom we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Just what better location to place the assurances of a lifetime and also eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the groom and bride while their pledges are recited, after that in some customs is thrown right into a deep body of water to hold those pledges for evermore. Today that stone might be kept as a remembrance of this wedding.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Initially crafted from wood the double handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit as well as drinking cup rolled into one. King James of Scotland offered 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 been referred to as the "loving cup". This gorgeous event communicates the true blessings of Kith as well as Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A new bride is officially accepted into the groom's family with this ceremony. Generally the oldest woman member of the bridegroom's family provides a swatch of the family member 's Tartan to the bride-to-be representing she is currently linked into all the behaviors of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial roots of the Celtic individuals focused on the defense of fireplace and home. This ceremony is the acknowledgement of the male participants of the new bride's household that they as well currently have a brand-new partnership and a new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

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