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Events recognizing Celtic origins and also traditions have long been prominent. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the gown of formal tartan and kilt, wedding events based upon aspects of Celtic tradition can provide long lasting memories. Elements of these wedding celebrations could include part or all of the following:

Anam Cara - Essentially, the Hearts other Half, this custom is an one-of-a-kind ceremony commemorating the creation of an ageless love now and forever more. This event of the elements; to the Celts the 4 aspects Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which an effective connection were built.

Anam Cara

This practice was adjusted as Christianity relocated into the Celtic lands and also continues to be a wonderful means to include loved ones in your ceremony.

Handfasting

Handfasting - A ceremony going back right to classical times, Handfasting is a custom of marriage before the availability of rings and also precious metals. The couple would take a piece of fabric or rope and before their families and friends, state their love and intent by stating a couple of words and 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 pledges 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 vows are stated, after that in some traditions is thrown into a deep body of water to hold those assurances for evermore. Today that stone might 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 also drinking vessel rolled right into one. King James of Scotland gave his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a sign of his love for her throughout the wedding. From that point on the Quaich has actually been referred to as the "loving cup". This lovely ceremony conveys the true blessings of Kith and also Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride is officially approved into the groom's family with this ceremony. Typically the oldest female participant of the groom's family provides a piece of the household 's Tartan to the new bride representing she is now interwoven into all the doings of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic peoples focused on the protection of hearth and also house. This event is the acknowledgement of the male participants of the bride's household that they too now have a new partnership as well as a new brother in arms.

Family Arms

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