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Celebrations recognizing Celtic origins and traditions have actually long been prominent. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the gown of formal tartan and kilt, weddings based on facets of Celtic custom can offer lasting memories. Facets of these wedding celebrations could consist of part or all of the following:

Anam Cara - Actually, the Hearts other Half, this tradition is a special ceremony commemorating the creation of an ageless love now and forever more. This celebration of the components; to the Celts the four aspects Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which an effective relationship were developed.

Anam Cara

This practice was adapted as Christianity relocated right into the Celtic lands and also continues to be a fantastic way to include loved ones in your event.


Handfasting - A ceremony dating back to antiquity, Handfasting is a custom of marriage prior to the accessibility of rings and precious metals. The couple would take a piece of fabric or rope and before their families and friends, state their love and purpose by stating a few words as well as binding themselves together symbolically with the cordage. It is from this practice we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- What better area to place the guarantees of a lifetime and also eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the bride and groom while their vows are stated, after that in some traditions is thrown into a deep body of water to hold those guarantees for evermore. Today that stone could be maintained 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 right 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 beautiful 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 via this ceremony. Usually the oldest woman member of the groom's family offers a swatch of the household 's Tartan to the new bride symbolizing she is currently interwoven right into all the doings of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic individuals focused on the protection of hearth and also residence. This ceremony is the acknowledgement of the male members of the bride's family members that they too now have a brand-new connection and also a new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

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