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Events recognizing Celtic roots and practices have long been popular. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the gown of formal tartan and kilt, wedding events based upon aspects of Celtic practice can provide lasting memories. Aspects of these wedding celebrations can consist of part or every one of the following:

Anam Cara - Actually, the Hearts Partner, this custom is a unique ceremony commemorating the development of an ageless love forever more. This celebration of the elements; to the Celts the 4 components Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which an effective relationship were built.

Anam Cara

This custom was adapted as Christianity relocated right into the Celtic lands as well as remains to be a wonderful way to include loved ones in your event.


Handfasting - A ceremony dating back right to classical times, Handfasting is a practice of marriage prior to the accessibility of rings as well as precious metals. The couple would take an item of fabric or rope and before their families and friends, declare their love and intention by stating a few words and also binding themselves with each other symbolically with the cordage. It is from this custom we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".

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

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Originally crafted from wood the twin handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and also drinking cup 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 marriage ceremony, from that point on the Quaich has actually been know as the "loving cup". This lovely event shares the 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 bridegroom's family with this ceremony. Typically the oldest woman member of the bridegroom's family provides a piece of the household 's Tartan to the bride-to-be signifying she is currently linked into all the behaviors of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic individuals revolved around the defense of hearth and also home. This ceremony is the recognition of the male participants of the new bride's family that they also now have a brand-new connection as well as a brand-new brother in arms.

Family Arms

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