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Events recognizing Celtic roots as well as practices have actually long been preferred. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the outfit of formal tartan and kilt, wedding celebrations based upon aspects of Celtic tradition can give lasting memories. Facets of these weddings can include part or every one of the following:

Anam Cara - Actually, the Hearts Partner, this tradition is a special event celebrating the creation of a timeless love forever more. This celebration of the components; to the Celts the 4 aspects Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which an effective partnership were constructed.

Anam Cara

This tradition was adjusted as Christianity moved into the Celtic lands and also continues to be a wonderful way to include friends and family in your event.

Handfasting

Handfasting - An event going back to classical times, 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, proclaim their love and intention by reciting a few words and also binding themselves with each other symbolically with the rope. It is from this practice we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Just what better place to place the assurances of a lifetime and eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the couple while their vows are recited, then in some traditions is tossed right into a deep body of water to hold those pledges for evermore. Today that stone might 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 as well as drinking vessel rolled 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 actually been know as the "loving cup". This stunning ceremony communicates the true blessings of Kith and Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride is formally accepted into the bridegroom's family with this ceremony. Typically the oldest woman member of the bridegroom's family gives a swatch of the family member 's Tartan to the new bride representing she is now linked into all the behaviors of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial roots of the Celtic peoples revolved around the defense of hearth and residence. This event is the recognition of the male participants of the bride-to-be's family members that they also now have a brand-new partnership and also a new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

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