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Events honoring Celtic roots and traditions have actually long been prominent. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the gown of official tartan and kilt, weddings based upon aspects of Celtic practice can offer lasting memories. Elements of these weddings could include part or all the following:

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

Anam Cara

This practice was adapted 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 - A ceremony dating back right to antiquity, Handfasting is a custom of marriage before the availability of rings and also precious metals. The couple would take a piece of cloth or rope and before their friends and families, declare their love and intention by reciting a couple of words and binding themselves together symbolically with the rope. It is from this custom we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Exactly what better location to place the assurances of a lifetime 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, after that in some customs is tossed right into a deep body of water to hold those assurances for evermore. Today that stone might be maintained as a remembrance of this special day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Initially crafted from timber the twin handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and also drinking vessel 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 marriage ceremony, from that point on the Quaich has been referred to as the "loving cup". This attractive ceremony communicates the true blessings of Kith and also Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride-to-be is officially accepted into the groom's family with this event. Typically the oldest female member of the bridegroom's family offers a piece of the family member 's Tartan to the new bride representing she is now interwoven right into all the doings of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial roots of the Celtic individuals revolved around the defense of hearth as well as residence. This ceremony is the acknowledgement of the male members of the bride's family members that they too now have a new connection as well as a new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

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