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Celebrations honoring Celtic origins and also customs have long been prominent. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the dress of official tartan and kilt, weddings based upon facets of Celtic custom can supply long lasting memories. Facets of these wedding celebrations can consist of part or all of the following:

Anam Cara - Actually, the Hearts other Half, this practice is a unique ceremony celebrating the development of a timeless love now and forever more. This event of the elements; to the Celts the 4 aspects Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which a successful connection were built.

Anam Cara

This practice was adapted as Christianity moved right into the Celtic lands and continues to be a terrific means to include loved ones in your event.


Handfasting - A ceremony going back right to antiquity, Handfasting is a practice of marriage before the accessibility of rings and precious metals. The couple would take an item of fabric or rope and before their friends and families, declare their love and purpose by stating a couple of words as well as binding themselves with each other symbolically with the cordage. It is from this tradition we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Just what better location to put the pledges of a lifetime as well as eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the couple while their promises are stated, after that in some traditions is tossed right into a deep body of water to hold those promises for evermore. Today that stone may be maintained as a remembrance of this wedding.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Initially crafted from wood the twin handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit as well as drinking cup rolled into one. King James of Scotland provided his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a sign of his love for her throughout the marriage, from that point on the Quaich has actually been called the "loving cup". This attractive event conveys the blessings of Kith and also 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. Generally the oldest female participant of the groom's family gives a piece of the family member 's Tartan to the new bride representing she is now linked right into all the behaviors of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial roots of the Celtic individuals focused on the protection of hearth and also home. This event is the acknowledgement of the male participants of the bride-to-be's family members that they also currently have a new partnership and also a new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

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