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Events recognizing Celtic roots as well as traditions have long been preferred. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the outfit of formal tartan and kilt, wedding celebrations based upon facets of Celtic tradition can provide long lasting memories. Facets of these wedding events can include part or all the following:

Anam Cara - Actually, the Hearts Partner, this practice is a one-of-a-kind event celebrating the production of a classic love forever more. This event of the components; to the Celts the 4 aspects Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which a successful relationship were developed.

Anam Cara

This practice was adapted as Christianity moved into the Celtic lands as well as remains to be a wonderful way to include family and friends in your ceremony.

Handfasting

Handfasting - A ceremony going back to classical times, Handfasting is a custom of marriage prior to the availability of rings and rare-earth elements. The couple would take a piece of fabric or rope and before their friends and families, proclaim their love and intention by reciting a couple of words as well as 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 area to put the pledges of a lifetime and also eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the couple while their vows are recited, after that in some customs is tossed right 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 - Originally 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 provided his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a symbol of his love for her during the marriage, from that point on the Quaich has been referred to as the "loving cup". This beautiful event shares 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 accepted into the groom's family through this ceremony. Usually the oldest woman member of the groom's family offers a piece of the household 's Tartan to the new bride signifying she is currently interwoven into all the doings of the clan.

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

Family Arms

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