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Events honoring Celtic roots and traditions have long been popular. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the outfit of formal tartan and kilt, weddings based upon facets of Celtic tradition can offer lasting memories. Facets of these wedding events can include part or all of the following:

Anam Cara - Essentially, the Hearts Partner, this practice is a distinct event commemorating the production of a classic love forever more. This event of the elements; to the Celts the four components Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which an effective partnership were built.

Anam Cara

This tradition was adapted as Christianity moved right into the Celtic lands as well as continues to be a wonderful way to include friends and family in your ceremony.

Handfasting

Handfasting - An event going back to classical times, Handfasting is a tradition of marriage before the availability of rings and rare-earth elements. The couple would take a piece of cloth or rope and before their families and friends, declare their love and intention by stating a few words and also binding themselves together symbolically with the cordage. It is from this custom we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- What better place to put the guarantees 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 pledges are stated, then in some customs is thrown right 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 as well as drinking cup 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 marriage ceremony, from that point on the Quaich has actually been referred to as the "loving cup". This gorgeous ceremony conveys the true blessings of Kith and also Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride is officially settled for into the bridegroom's family through this event. Usually the oldest woman participant of the groom's family provides a piece of the family member 's Tartan to the bride-to-be signifying she is now interwoven right into all the doings of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic peoples revolved around the protection of hearth as well as residence. This ceremony is the acknowledgement of the male members of the bride-to-be's household that they also now have a new partnership and a new brother in arms.

Family Arms

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