Scottish – Irish – Celtic
Celebrations recognizing Celtic roots as well as practices have long been popular. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the gown of formal tartan and kilt, weddings based upon aspects of Celtic practice can provide lasting memories. Aspects of these wedding celebrations could include part or all of the following:
Anam Cara - Literally, the Hearts Partner, this practice is a unique ceremony celebrating the production of an ageless love now and forever more. This event of the aspects; to the Celts the four components Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which an effective connection were developed.
This tradition was adapted as Christianity moved into the Celtic lands as well as continues to be a fantastic way to include loved ones in your ceremony.
Handfasting - A ceremony dating back right to antiquity, Handfasting is a practice of marriage prior to the availability of rings and also 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 couple of words and binding themselves together symbolically with the cordage. It is from this tradition we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".
Oathing Stone -- What better location to place the promises of a life time and also eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the groom and bride while their promises are recited, after that 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 wedding.
The Quaich - Originally crafted from wood the double handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and also 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 during the wedding, from that point on the Quaich has been referred to as the "loving cup". This stunning event shares the blessings of Kith as well as Kin to the couple.
Pinning of the Tartan
Pinning of the Tartan - A bride-to-be is formally approved right into the bridegroom's family through this event. Generally the oldest woman member of the groom's family provides a piece of the family member 's Tartan to the bride symbolizing she is now linked right 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 also house. This event is the recognition of the male participants of the bride's family that they as well currently have a new relationship and also a brand-new brother in arms.
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