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Events honoring Celtic origins and customs have long been preferred. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the dress of official tartan and kilt, wedding events based on aspects of Celtic practice can provide long lasting memories. Facets of these wedding celebrations can consist of part or all the following:

Anam Cara - Essentially, the Hearts other Half, this practice is a special event commemorating the creation of a timeless love forever more. This event of the components; to the Celts the 4 aspects Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which an effective relationship were built.

Anam Cara

This practice was adjusted as Christianity moved right into the Celtic lands as well as remains to be a wonderful means to include loved ones in your ceremony.

Handfasting

Handfasting - A ceremony going back right to antiquity, Handfasting is a custom of marriage before the accessibility of rings as well as rare-earth elements. The couple would take an item of fabric or rope and before their families and friends, proclaim their love and intention by stating a couple of words and 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 put the pledges of a life time 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 traditions is thrown into a deep body of water to hold those promises for evermore. Today that stone could 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 cup rolled right into one. King James of Scotland offered his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a sign of his love for her during the marriage, from that point on the Quaich has been referred to as the "loving cup". This stunning ceremony communicates the blessings of Kith and also Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A new bride is formally accepted right into the bridegroom's family through this event. Usually the oldest woman participant of the bridegroom's family gives a swatch of the household 's Tartan to the bride indicating she is now linked into all the behaviors of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial roots of the Celtic peoples focused on the defense of hearth and home. This ceremony is the recognition of the male participants of the bride's family that they as well now have a new relationship as well as a new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

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