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Events recognizing Celtic roots and traditions have long been prominent. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the gown of official tartan and kilt, wedding celebrations based upon aspects of Celtic practice can give lasting memories. Facets of these weddings could consist of part or every one of the following:

Anam Cara - Essentially, the Hearts Partner, this practice is a unique ceremony celebrating the creation of a timeless love forever more. This celebration of the components; 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 adjusted as Christianity relocated into the Celtic lands and also remains to be a remarkable means to include loved ones in your event.

Handfasting

Handfasting - A ceremony going back right to classical times, Handfasting is a practice of marriage prior to the accessibility of rings as well as rare-earth elements. The couple would take a piece of cloth or rope and before their families and friends, declare their love and intent by stating a couple of words and 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 location to put the assurances of a lifetime as well as eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the bride and groom while their pledges are stated, then in some customs is tossed into a deep body of water to hold those assurances for evermore. Today that stone might be kept as a remembrance of this wedding.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Initially crafted from wood the double handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and 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 throughout the marriage, from that point on the Quaich has been referred to as the "loving cup". This attractive event communicates the true blessings of Kith as well as Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride is formally approved into the bridegroom's family through this ceremony. Typically the oldest female participant of the bridegroom's family offers a piece of the household 's Tartan to the bride-to-be signifying she is currently 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 recognition of the male members of the new bride's family that they as well now have a new connection as well as a brand-new brother in arms.

Family Arms

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