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Events recognizing Celtic roots as well as practices have long been popular. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the outfit of official tartan and kilt, wedding events based on facets of Celtic custom can give enduring memories. Facets of these weddings could include part or all of the following:

Anam Cara - Actually, the Hearts Partner, this custom is a distinct ceremony celebrating the production of a timeless love forever more. This celebration of the aspects; to the Celts the 4 elements Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which an effective relationship were developed.

Anam Cara

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


Handfasting - A ceremony going back to classical times, Handfasting is a practice of marriage before the availability of rings and also rare-earth elements. The couple would take a piece of cloth or rope and before their friends and families, declare their love and intent by reciting a couple of words and binding themselves together symbolically with the cordage. It is from this practice we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Exactly what better area 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 couple while their promises are recited, after that in some traditions is thrown right into a deep body of water to hold those assurances for evermore. Today that stone could be kept as a remembrance of this special day.

Oathing Stone

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

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride-to-be is formally settled for right into the groom's family through this event. Usually the oldest female member of the groom's family offers a piece of the household 's Tartan to the bride-to-be symbolizing she is now linked right into all the behaviors of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic individuals focused on the defense of hearth as well as residence. This ceremony is the acknowledgement of the male members of the new bride's family that they as well currently have a brand-new connection as well as a new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

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