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Celebrations recognizing Celtic origins and customs have actually long been preferred. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the outfit of formal tartan and kilt, weddings based upon elements of Celtic custom can provide enduring memories. Facets of these weddings could include part or all of the following:

Anam Cara - Literally, the Hearts Partner, this tradition is a unique event commemorating the development of a timeless love forever more. This celebration of the aspects; to the Celts the four elements Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which a successful connection were built.

Anam Cara

This custom was adapted as Christianity moved right into the Celtic lands and also 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 practice of marriage before the accessibility of rings and also precious metals. The couple would take an item of cloth or rope and before their friends and families, proclaim their love and intention by reciting a few words as well as binding themselves with each other symbolically with the rope. It is from this custom we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- What better place to place the assurances of a life time as well as eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the bride and groom while their pledges are recited, then in some traditions is thrown into a deep body of water to hold those guarantees for evermore. Today that stone might be kept as a remembrance of this wedding.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Originally crafted from wood the twin handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and drinking mug rolled into one. King James of Scotland provided his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a symbol of his love for her throughout the marriage ceremony, from that point on the Quaich has actually been know as the "loving cup". This lovely ceremony conveys the true 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 approved right into the bridegroom's family through this event. Normally the oldest female participant of the bridegroom's family offers a swatch of the family member 's Tartan to the new bride indicating 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 hearth and also house. This event is the recognition of the male members of the new bride's household that they too now have a brand-new relationship as well as a brand-new brother in arms.

Family Arms

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