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Celebrations recognizing Celtic origins and also customs have long been preferred. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the dress of official tartan and kilt, weddings based on aspects of Celtic tradition can offer enduring memories. Facets of these wedding celebrations can include part or every one of the following:

Anam Cara - Essentially, the Hearts Partner, this practice is a distinct event commemorating the development of a timeless love now and forever more. This celebration of the elements; to the Celts the 4 components Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which an effective connection were constructed.

Anam Cara

This tradition was adjusted as Christianity moved into the Celtic lands and also remains to be a remarkable means to include loved ones in your event.


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

Oathing Stone -- What better area to place the assurances of a lifetime and also eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the groom and bride while their vows are stated, after that in some practices is tossed right into a deep body of water to hold those pledges for evermore. Today that stone might be maintained as a remembrance of this big day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Initially crafted from timber the double handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and drinking mug rolled right into one. King James of Scotland gave 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 know as the "loving cup". This beautiful ceremony communicates the true blessings of Kith as well as Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride is officially approved into the bridegroom's family with this event. Normally the oldest woman participant of the bridegroom's family provides a swatch of the household 's Tartan to the bride signifying she is currently interwoven into all the behaviors of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic peoples revolved around the defense of hearth and also house. This event is the acknowledgement of the male participants of the bride-to-be's family that they as well now have a brand-new partnership and also a brand-new brother in arms.

Family Arms

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