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Celebrations honoring Celtic roots and practices have long been prominent. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the dress of formal tartan and kilt, weddings based upon aspects of Celtic practice can offer enduring memories. Facets of these wedding celebrations can consist of part or all the following:

Anam Cara - Literally, the Hearts Partner, this custom is a unique ceremony celebrating the creation of a timeless love forever more. This event of the components; to the Celts the 4 elements Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which a successful relationship were built.

Anam Cara

This custom was adjusted as Christianity relocated right into the Celtic lands as well as continues to be a remarkable way to include loved ones in your event.

Handfasting

Handfasting - A ceremony dating back right to classical times, Handfasting is a tradition of marriage before the availability of rings and rare-earth elements. The couple would take an item of cloth or rope and before their families and friends, proclaim their love and intent by reciting a few words and binding themselves with each other symbolically with the rope. It is from this tradition we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- What better place to place the guarantees 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 traditions is tossed into a deep body of water to hold those promises for evermore. Today that stone could be maintained as a remembrance of this special day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Initially crafted from wood the double handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and also 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 during the marriage, from that point on the Quaich has been called the "loving cup". This stunning event conveys 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 accepted right into the groom's family with this ceremony. Generally the oldest female member of the bridegroom's family gives a piece of the household 's Tartan to the bride representing she is now interwoven right into all the doings of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic individuals focused on the protection of hearth and residence. This event is the recognition of the male members of the bride-to-be's family that they as well currently have a new connection and also a new brother in arms.

Family Arms

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