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Events honoring Celtic origins and also practices have long been prominent. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the dress of formal tartan and kilt, wedding events based upon aspects of Celtic tradition can offer long-term memories. Aspects of these wedding celebrations could consist of part or every one of the following:

Anam Cara - Actually, the Hearts other Half, this tradition is a unique event celebrating the production of a timeless love now and forever more. This celebration of the components; to the Celts the four components Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which a successful connection were built.

Anam Cara

This practice was adapted as Christianity moved into the Celtic lands and continues to be a fantastic means to include friends and family in your event.

Handfasting

Handfasting - An event dating 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 cloth or rope and before their families and friends, declare their love and intention by reciting a few words and also binding themselves together symbolically with the rope. It is from this practice we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Just what better area to place the promises of a lifetime and eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the bride and groom while their promises are recited, after that in some practices is thrown right into a deep body of water to hold those pledges for evermore. Today that stone may be maintained as a remembrance of this wedding.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Initially crafted from timber the double handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit as well as drinking vessel rolled into one. King James of Scotland gave 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 been called the "loving cup". This beautiful event 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-to-be is officially approved into the groom's family with this event. Usually the oldest female member of the groom's family provides a swatch of the family member 's Tartan to the bride representing she is currently interwoven right into all the behaviors of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic peoples revolved around the protection of hearth as well as home. This ceremony is the recognition of the male members of the bride-to-be's family that they as well currently have a brand-new partnership as well as a brand-new brother in arms.

Family Arms

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