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Celebrations honoring Celtic origins and traditions have long been preferred. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the dress of official tartan and kilt, weddings based upon aspects of Celtic tradition can supply long lasting memories. Facets of these weddings could include part or every one of the following:

Anam Cara - Literally, the Hearts Partner, this tradition is a unique event commemorating the development of an ageless love now and forever more. This event of the components; to the Celts the 4 components Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which a successful relationship were developed.

Anam Cara

This custom was adapted as Christianity relocated right into the Celtic lands and remains to be a fantastic way to include family and friends in your event.


Handfasting - An event going back to classical times, Handfasting is a tradition of marriage before the accessibility of rings and also precious metals. The couple would take a piece of cloth or rope and before their friends and families, proclaim their love and intention by stating a couple of words as well as binding themselves with each other symbolically with the rope. It is from this custom we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Just what better area 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 couple while their pledges are stated, after that in some practices is thrown into a deep body of water to hold those promises for evermore. Today that stone might be maintained 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 also drinking cup rolled right into one. King James of Scotland offered 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 been know as the "loving cup". This beautiful event conveys the true blessings of Kith and also Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A new bride is officially settled for right into the groom's family through this ceremony. Typically the oldest female participant of the groom's family provides a swatch of the family member 's Tartan to the new bride indicating she is currently interwoven into all the behaviors of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial roots of the Celtic peoples revolved around the defense of hearth and home. This event is the acknowledgement of the male participants of the bride-to-be's family members that they also currently have a new partnership and a brand-new brother in arms.

Family Arms

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