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Celebrations recognizing Celtic origins as well as practices have long been prominent. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the gown of official tartan and kilt, wedding celebrations based on aspects of Celtic custom can provide long-term memories. Facets of these wedding events could include part or all the following:

Anam Cara - Literally, the Hearts Partner, this tradition is a distinct ceremony celebrating the creation of an ageless 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 a successful partnership were developed.

Anam Cara

This practice was adjusted as Christianity relocated into the Celtic lands as well as continues to be a remarkable means to include loved ones in your ceremony.

Handfasting

Handfasting - An event going back right to antiquity, Handfasting is a custom of marriage before the availability of rings and precious metals. The couple would take a piece of fabric or rope and before their families and friends, declare their love and intent by reciting a few words and also binding themselves with each other symbolically with the cordage. It is from this tradition we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- What better location to place the pledges 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, then in some customs is thrown right into a deep body of water to hold those assurances for evermore. Today that stone might be kept as a remembrance of this wedding.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Originally crafted from wood the double handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and also drinking mug rolled into one. King James of Scotland offered 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 referred to as the "loving cup". This stunning ceremony conveys the true blessings of Kith and also Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A new bride is officially accepted right into the bridegroom's family via this event. Usually the oldest woman member of the groom's family provides a piece of the family member 's Tartan to the new bride representing she is currently linked into all the doings of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial roots of the Celtic peoples revolved around the protection of fireplace as well as residence. This event is the acknowledgement of the male members of the bride-to-be's family that they too now have a new partnership and also a brand-new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

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