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Events recognizing Celtic roots and also traditions have actually long been prominent. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the outfit of formal tartan and kilt, weddings based upon facets of Celtic practice can offer long-term memories. Elements of these wedding events can consist of part or every one of the following:

Anam Cara - Literally, the Hearts other Half, this custom is a distinct ceremony celebrating the creation of a timeless love forever more. This celebration of the aspects; to the Celts the four aspects Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which a successful connection were constructed.

Anam Cara

This custom was adapted as Christianity moved into the Celtic lands and also remains to be a wonderful way to include friends and family in your event.


Handfasting - A ceremony dating back right to antiquity, Handfasting is a practice of marriage prior to the accessibility of rings as well as rare-earth elements. The couple would take an item of cloth or rope and before their families and friends, declare their love and intention by reciting a couple of words and also binding themselves together symbolically with the rope. It is from this custom we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- What better place to put the assurances of a lifetime and also eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the couple while their pledges are stated, then in some traditions is thrown into a deep body of water to hold those assurances for evermore. Today that stone may be kept 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 mug rolled into one. King James of Scotland offered his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a sign of his love for her during the marriage, from that point on the Quaich has been called the "loving cup". This gorgeous event conveys the true blessings of Kith and Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride-to-be is officially settled for right into the groom's family via this ceremony. Normally the oldest woman participant of the bridegroom's family gives a swatch of the family member 's Tartan to the bride-to-be signifying she is currently linked into all the doings of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial roots of the Celtic peoples revolved around the protection of fireplace and also home. This event is the acknowledgement of the male participants of the new bride's household that they too now have a new partnership and a new brother in arms.

Family Arms

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