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Celebrations recognizing Celtic origins and also practices have actually long been preferred. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the dress of formal tartan and kilt, wedding events based upon facets of Celtic tradition can offer long lasting memories. Aspects of these weddings could include part or all of the following:

Anam Cara - Literally, the Hearts Partner, this practice is a special ceremony celebrating the creation of an ageless love now and forever more. This event of the elements; to the Celts the four aspects Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which a successful connection were built.

Anam Cara

This custom was adjusted as Christianity moved right into the Celtic lands as well as remains to be a wonderful way to include friends and family in your event.


Handfasting - An event dating back to classical times, Handfasting is a custom of marriage before the accessibility of rings and rare-earth elements. The couple would take a piece of cloth or rope and before their friends and families, state their love and intent by reciting a few words and also binding themselves with each other symbolically with the cordage. It is from this practice we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- What better place 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 vows are stated, after that in some traditions is tossed right into a deep body of water to hold those assurances for evermore. Today that stone may be kept as a remembrance of this big day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Initially crafted from wood the twin handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit as well as drinking vessel rolled into one. King James of Scotland offered 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 beautiful event conveys the true blessings of Kith as well as Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride is officially accepted right into the bridegroom's family through this ceremony. Usually the oldest woman member of the bridegroom's family provides a swatch of the family member 's Tartan to the new bride indicating she is currently linked right into all the behaviors of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic individuals revolved around the protection of fireplace as well as house. This ceremony is the recognition of the male participants of the bride's family members that they also currently have a new relationship and a brand-new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

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