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Celebrations recognizing Celtic roots as well as customs have long been popular. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the gown of official tartan and kilt, wedding events based on aspects of Celtic tradition can give enduring memories. Facets of these wedding events could include part or every one of 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 celebration of the elements; to the Celts the four aspects Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which an effective partnership were developed.

Anam Cara

This tradition was adapted 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 - A ceremony dating back to antiquity, Handfasting is a tradition of marriage before the availability of rings and precious metals. The couple would take a piece of fabric or rope and before their families and friends, proclaim their love and intention by reciting a few words and binding themselves with each other 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 assurances of a life time and eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the couple while their pledges are recited, after that in some traditions is thrown into a deep body of water to hold those promises for evermore. Today that stone might be kept as a remembrance of this wedding.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Initially crafted from timber the twin handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and drinking cup rolled right into one. King James of Scotland provided his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a sign of his love for her throughout the wedding, from that point on the Quaich has actually been referred to as the "loving cup". This lovely 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 approved into the bridegroom's family via this ceremony. Typically the oldest female member of the groom's family gives a swatch of the household 's Tartan to the bride-to-be indicating she is currently linked into all the behaviors of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial roots of the Celtic peoples focused on the defense of fireplace and house. This ceremony is the recognition of the male members of the bride's family members that they as well currently have a new partnership as well as a brand-new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

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