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Events recognizing Celtic roots and also practices have long been prominent. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the gown of formal tartan and kilt, weddings based on elements of Celtic custom can supply long-term memories. Elements of these weddings can include part or all the following:

Anam Cara - Literally, the Hearts Partner, this custom is an one-of-a-kind event celebrating the creation of a classic love now and forever more. This event of the aspects; to the Celts the four aspects Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which a successful relationship were constructed.

Anam Cara

This tradition was adapted as Christianity relocated right into the Celtic lands and remains to be a wonderful means to include family and friends in your ceremony.


Handfasting - An event dating back to classical times, Handfasting is a custom of marriage before the accessibility of rings as well as precious metals. The couple would take a piece of fabric or rope and before their friends and families, proclaim their love and intent by stating a few 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 area to place the assurances of a lifetime and 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 traditions is thrown right into a deep body of water to hold those guarantees for evermore. Today that stone may be kept as a remembrance of this wedding.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Initially crafted from timber the twin handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit as well as drinking vessel rolled into one. King James of Scotland gave his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a sign of his love for her during the wedding, from that point on the Quaich has been referred to as the "loving cup". This stunning event conveys the true blessings of Kith and Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A new bride is officially settled for into the groom's family via this event. Usually the oldest female member of the groom's family gives a piece of the household 's Tartan to the bride-to-be signifying she is currently interwoven right into all the behaviors of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic peoples focused on the defense of hearth and also residence. This ceremony is the recognition of the male participants of the bride-to-be's family members that they also now have a new connection and also a brand-new brother in arms.

Family Arms

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