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Events honoring Celtic origins and practices have actually long been popular. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the gown of official tartan and kilt, weddings based upon aspects of Celtic custom can provide long lasting memories. Facets of these wedding celebrations could include part or all the following:

Anam Cara - Actually, the Hearts other Half, this practice is a special event commemorating the production of an ageless love forever more. This celebration of the aspects; to the Celts the four aspects Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which a successful partnership were built.

Anam Cara

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

Handfasting

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

Oathing Stone -- Just what better area to place the assurances of a lifetime and also eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the couple while their pledges are recited, then in some traditions 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 special day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Initially crafted from timber the double handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and drinking vessel rolled right 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 actually been know as the "loving cup". This lovely ceremony communicates the blessings of Kith and 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 with this event. Generally the oldest female member of the bridegroom's family gives a swatch of the family member 's Tartan to the new bride signifying she is now linked right into all the doings of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial roots of the Celtic individuals focused on the defense of fireplace as well as residence. This ceremony is the recognition of the male members of the bride-to-be's household that they too now have a brand-new connection and also a new brother in arms.

Family Arms

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