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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 dress of formal tartan and kilt, weddings based upon elements of Celtic practice can supply enduring memories. Elements of these weddings could consist of part or all the following:

Anam Cara - Essentially, the Hearts other Half, this practice is an one-of-a-kind ceremony commemorating the production of a timeless love forever more. This celebration of the components; to the Celts the 4 elements Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which an effective relationship were constructed.

Anam Cara

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


Handfasting - A ceremony going back right 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 cloth or rope and before their families and friends, proclaim their love and intention by reciting a couple of words as well as binding themselves together symbolically with the rope. It is from this practice we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".

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

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Initially crafted from timber 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 wedding, from that point on the Quaich has actually been know as the "loving cup". This attractive event conveys 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 formally approved right into the bridegroom's family through this event. Normally the oldest woman participant of the bridegroom's family gives a swatch of the household 's Tartan to the bride-to-be signifying she is now interwoven right into all the behaviors of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic individuals focused on the protection of hearth as well as house. This event is the recognition of the male participants of the bride-to-be's household that they too now have a new connection as well as a new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

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