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Celebrations honoring Celtic origins and also customs have long been preferred. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the outfit of official tartan and kilt, wedding events based on facets of Celtic practice can give long-term memories. Elements of these weddings can include part or all the following:

Anam Cara - Literally, the Hearts other Half, this tradition is a unique event commemorating the production of a classic love forever more. This event of the aspects; to the Celts the 4 elements Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which a successful relationship were built.

Anam Cara

This custom was adjusted as Christianity relocated into the Celtic lands and also remains to be a remarkable way to include loved ones in your event.

Handfasting

Handfasting - An event dating back right to classical times, Handfasting is a custom of marriage before the availability of rings as well as precious metals. The couple would take a piece of cloth or rope and before their families and friends, proclaim their love and intent by stating a couple of words and also binding themselves together symbolically with the cordage. It is from this custom we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".

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

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Originally crafted from timber the double handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit as well as drinking cup 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 been referred to as the "loving cup". This attractive event communicates the true blessings of Kith and Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride-to-be is officially accepted right into the groom's family through this ceremony. Usually the oldest female participant of the groom's family offers a swatch of the family member 's Tartan to the new bride representing she is currently interwoven into all the behaviors of the clan.

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

Family Arms

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