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Events honoring Celtic origins and also traditions have long been preferred. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the outfit of official tartan and kilt, weddings based upon aspects of Celtic tradition can supply long-term memories. Aspects of these weddings can include part or all of the following:

Anam Cara - Literally, the Hearts other Half, this custom is a special ceremony commemorating the production of an ageless love forever more. This celebration of the elements; to the Celts the four aspects Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which a successful relationship were developed.

Anam Cara

This tradition was adapted as Christianity moved right into the Celtic lands and continues to be a wonderful way to include loved ones in your event.

Handfasting

Handfasting - An event going back right to classical times, Handfasting is a practice of marriage prior to the availability of rings as well as rare-earth elements. The couple would take a piece of cloth or rope and before their friends and families, proclaim their love and intent by reciting a couple of 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 -- Exactly what better place to put the assurances of a life time and also eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the couple while their vows are stated, after that in some practices is thrown into a deep body of water to hold those assurances for evermore. Today that stone may be kept as a remembrance of this special day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Originally crafted from wood the double handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and drinking mug 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 wedding, From that point on the Quaich has actually been referred to as the "loving cup". This attractive event shares the blessings of Kith as well as Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride-to-be is officially settled for into the bridegroom's family with this ceremony. Generally the oldest female participant of the groom's family provides a piece of the household 's Tartan to the bride-to-be signifying she is now interwoven into all the behaviors of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic peoples focused on the defense of hearth as well as house. This ceremony is the recognition of the male participants of the bride's household that they as well currently have a brand-new connection and also a new brother in arms.

Family Arms

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