Scottish – Irish – Celtic
Events honoring Celtic roots and customs have long been preferred. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the gown of formal tartan and kilt, wedding events based upon elements of Celtic practice can give long lasting memories. Aspects of these wedding celebrations could consist of part or all of the following:
Anam Cara - Essentially, the Hearts other Half, this custom is a special event commemorating the creation of a classic love forever more. This event of the aspects; to the Celts the 4 components Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which an effective partnership were built.
This practice was adapted as Christianity moved into the Celtic lands and remains to be a wonderful means to include loved ones in your ceremony.
Handfasting - An event going back to antiquity, Handfasting is a tradition of marriage prior to the availability of rings and precious metals. The couple would take a piece of cloth or rope and before their families and friends, proclaim their love and intention by reciting a few words and also binding themselves with each other symbolically with the rope. It is from this practice we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".
Oathing Stone -- Exactly what better place to put the promises of a life time and also eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the couple while their vows are stated, then in some customs is thrown into a deep body of water to hold those pledges for evermore. Today that stone could be maintained as a remembrance of this special day.
The Quaich - Initially crafted from timber the twin handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and drinking cup rolled into one. King James of Scotland offered his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a sign of his love for her throughout the marriage ceremony, from that point on the Quaich has been called the "loving cup". This beautiful ceremony conveys the blessings of Kith as well as Kin to the couple.
Pinning of the Tartan
Pinning of the Tartan - A new bride is officially settled for into the groom's family with this ceremony. Typically the oldest female participant of the groom's family provides a piece of the household 's Tartan to the bride representing she is currently interwoven right into all the doings of the clan.
The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic peoples revolved around the protection of fireplace and residence. This ceremony is the acknowledgement of the male members of the bride's household that they as well currently have a brand-new partnership as well as a brand-new brother in arms.
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