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Celebrations honoring Celtic roots and also traditions have long been preferred. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the dress of formal tartan and kilt, weddings based upon facets of Celtic custom can offer lasting memories. Elements of these wedding celebrations could consist of part or all of the following:

Anam Cara - Actually, the Hearts other Half, this practice is a distinct event commemorating the development of an ageless 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 a successful partnership were constructed.

Anam Cara

This practice was adapted as Christianity moved right into the Celtic lands and also remains to be a terrific means to include loved ones in your event.

Handfasting

Handfasting - An event dating back to classical times, Handfasting is a tradition of marriage prior to the availability of rings and also precious metals. The couple would take a piece of fabric or rope and before their friends and families, state their love and intention by stating a few words as well as binding themselves together symbolically with the cordage. It is from this custom we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Exactly what better location to place the pledges of a lifetime as well as eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the groom and bride while their promises are recited, after that in some practices is tossed into a deep body of water to hold those pledges for evermore. Today that stone could be maintained as a remembrance of this wedding.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Originally crafted from wood the twin handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and drinking vessel rolled into one. King James of Scotland gave his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a symbol of his love for her throughout the marriage, from that point on the Quaich has been called the "loving cup". This beautiful event shares 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 approved into the bridegroom's family via this ceremony. Normally the oldest female member of the groom's family provides a swatch of the household 's Tartan to the new bride representing she is now interwoven right 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 members of the bride's household that they too now have a brand-new connection and a new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

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