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Celebrations recognizing Celtic roots and also traditions have actually long been prominent. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the dress of official tartan and kilt, wedding events based upon elements of Celtic tradition can supply enduring memories. Aspects of these wedding celebrations can include part or every one of the following:

Anam Cara - Essentially, the Hearts Partner, this practice is a unique event celebrating the production of a timeless love now and forever more. This celebration of the components; to the Celts the four aspects Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which a successful connection were built.

Anam Cara

This tradition was adapted as Christianity moved into the Celtic lands as well as continues to be a remarkable means to include family and friends in your event.


Handfasting - A ceremony going back to antiquity, Handfasting is a custom of marriage before 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 intent by reciting a few words as well as binding themselves together symbolically with the rope. It is from this tradition we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Just what better area to put the pledges of a lifetime and eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the bride and groom while their promises are stated, after that in some customs is tossed into a deep body of water to hold those promises for evermore. Today that stone could be kept 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 mug rolled right into one. King James of Scotland provided 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 know as the "loving cup". This stunning event conveys the true blessings of Kith and also 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 via this event. Usually the oldest female member of the bridegroom's family gives a swatch of the family member 's Tartan to the bride-to-be signifying she is currently interwoven into all the behaviors of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial roots of the Celtic peoples revolved around the protection of fireplace and residence. This ceremony is the recognition of the male members of the new bride's family members that they as well currently have a new relationship and a new brother in arms.

Family Arms

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