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Celebrations recognizing Celtic origins as well as practices have actually long been preferred. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the outfit of official tartan and kilt, wedding celebrations based on elements of Celtic custom can provide long lasting memories. Facets of these weddings can consist of part or all of the following:

Anam Cara - Essentially, the Hearts Partner, this practice is a special event commemorating the development of an ageless 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 partnership were built.

Anam Cara

This practice was adjusted as Christianity relocated right into the Celtic lands and also remains to be a remarkable means to include loved ones in your ceremony.


Handfasting - An event dating back right to antiquity, Handfasting is a custom of marriage before the accessibility of rings and precious metals. The couple would take an item of cloth or rope and before their families and friends, declare their love and intention by stating a couple of words and also 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 -- Just what better location to place the guarantees of a life time and eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the groom and bride while their vows are recited, then in some traditions is tossed into a deep body of water to hold those assurances for evermore. Today that stone could be maintained as a remembrance of this special day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Initially crafted from timber the twin handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and also drinking mug rolled right into one. King James of Scotland offered his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a sign of his love for her during the wedding, from that point on the Quaich has been called the "loving cup". This attractive 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 into the groom's family with this event. Typically the oldest female member of the bridegroom's family provides a swatch of the family member 's Tartan to the bride-to-be indicating she is now interwoven into all the doings of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic individuals focused on the defense of hearth and also home. This event is the recognition of the male members of the new bride's family members that they as well currently have a brand-new partnership as well as a brand-new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

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