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Celebrations honoring Celtic roots as well as customs 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 facets of Celtic practice can give lasting memories. Facets of these wedding events can include part or every one of the following:

Anam Cara - Essentially, the Hearts other Half, this tradition is an one-of-a-kind event commemorating the creation of a classic love forever more. This celebration of the elements; to the Celts the four components Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which a successful relationship were developed.

Anam Cara

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


Handfasting - An event dating back to antiquity, Handfasting is a custom of marriage prior to the availability of rings and precious metals. The couple would take an item of fabric or rope and before their families and friends, state their love and purpose by stating a couple of words and binding themselves with each other symbolically with the rope. It is from this custom we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Exactly what better place to place the pledges of a lifetime and 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 might be maintained as a remembrance of this big day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Originally crafted from wood the twin handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and also drinking vessel rolled into one. King James of Scotland gave his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a symbol of his love for her during the marriage ceremony, from that point on the Quaich has actually been know as the "loving cup". This stunning ceremony communicates the blessings of Kith and also Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A new bride is officially settled for right into the bridegroom's family through this ceremony. Normally the oldest woman member of the bridegroom's family offers a swatch of the household 's Tartan to the new bride signifying she is currently linked into all the doings of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial roots of the Celtic individuals revolved around the defense of hearth and also residence. This ceremony is the recognition of the male participants of the new bride's family members that they too now have a new partnership and a new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

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