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Events recognizing Celtic origins as well as customs have actually long been popular. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the dress of formal tartan and kilt, wedding celebrations based on aspects of Celtic custom can supply long-term memories. Elements of these wedding events can include part or every one of the following:

Anam Cara - Essentially, the Hearts other Half, this custom is a one-of-a-kind ceremony commemorating the creation of a timeless love now and forever more. This event of the elements; to the Celts the four elements Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which an effective partnership were built.

Anam Cara

This tradition was adapted as Christianity relocated into the Celtic lands and also continues to be a remarkable way to include loved ones in your ceremony.


Handfasting - An event dating back right to antiquity, Handfasting is a tradition of marriage prior to the availability of rings as well as precious metals. The couple would take a piece of cloth or rope and before their friends and families, state their love and purpose by reciting a couple of words and also binding themselves together symbolically with the rope. 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 as well as eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the bride and groom while their vows are stated, then in some traditions is tossed into a deep body of water to hold those pledges for evermore. Today that stone may be kept as a remembrance of this wedding.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Originally crafted from timber the twin handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit as well as drinking mug rolled 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 ceremony, from that point on the Quaich has actually been know as the "loving cup". This attractive event conveys the blessings of Kith and Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride-to-be is officially accepted right into the bridegroom's family through this event. Usually the oldest female participant of the groom's family offers 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 peoples revolved around the defense of hearth as well as home. This event is the acknowledgement of the male participants of the bride-to-be's family members that they too now have a brand-new partnership as well as a brand-new brother in arms.

Family Arms

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