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Celebrations honoring Celtic origins and customs have long been prominent. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the outfit of formal tartan and kilt, wedding celebrations based upon aspects of Celtic tradition can give long-term memories. Aspects of these wedding events could include part or all of the following:

Anam Cara - Essentially, the Hearts Partner, this practice is an one-of-a-kind ceremony celebrating the creation of a timeless love now and forever more. This celebration of the components; to the Celts the four elements Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which a successful connection were developed.

Anam Cara

This practice was adjusted as Christianity moved right into the Celtic lands as well as continues to be a wonderful means to include family and friends in your event.


Handfasting - A ceremony going back right to classical times, Handfasting is a practice of marriage before the accessibility of rings and rare-earth elements. The couple would take a piece of fabric or rope and before their families and friends, state their love and intent by reciting a couple of words as well as binding themselves with each other symbolically with the rope. It is from this practice we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Just what better location to place the pledges of a life time and also eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the groom and bride while their pledges are recited, after that in some customs is thrown into a deep body of water to hold those assurances for evermore. Today that stone could be maintained as a remembrance of this big day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Originally crafted from timber the twin handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit as well as drinking cup rolled right into one. King James of Scotland offered his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a symbol of his love for her throughout the marriage ceremony, from that point on the Quaich has been called the "loving cup". This attractive ceremony 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 formally approved right into the groom's family with this event. Typically the oldest female participant of the bridegroom's family offers a swatch of the family member 's Tartan to the bride-to-be representing she is now interwoven into all the behaviors of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic peoples focused on the protection of fireplace and also house. This ceremony is the acknowledgement of the male members of the bride-to-be's household that they too currently have a new connection and also a brand-new brother in arms.

Family Arms

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