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Kilts, Bridescake and Cheese

Recently, I learned more about some of very unique ancientScottish marriage customs, most of them left in the ash heap of history. I’m going to share some of these almost forgotten traditions, at least as I have learned about them. Why? Because they’re intriguing, and entertaining.

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A Celtic Wedding

There are countless cultural traditions that can be a source of inspiration for a wedding, but one of my very favorites is the Celtic, or Irish heritage. I’m not sure why, but there seem to be more rituals, customs and literary sources to draw from than just about any other group. There is a very [...]

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Tying the Knot

The expression ‘tying the knot’ comes from the ancient Celtic Handfasting ritual which is the actual tying of a cord or cloth around the bride and groom’s hands or wrists (often with wrists crossed and hands joined). This custom is back in fashion, and if you have one once of Irish, Scottish or Celtic background [...]

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