Scottish – Irish – Celtic
Celebrations honoring Celtic origins and customs have long been prominent. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the gown of official tartan and kilt, wedding events based on aspects of Celtic practice can provide lasting memories. Elements of these wedding celebrations can include part or all of the following:
Anam Cara - Actually, the Hearts other Half, this tradition is a special event celebrating the production of a timeless love forever more. This celebration of the aspects; to the Celts the four components Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which an effective partnership were built.
This custom was adapted as Christianity moved into the Celtic lands as well as remains to be a wonderful means to include loved ones in your ceremony.
Handfasting - An event going back to classical times, Handfasting is a tradition of marriage before the availability of rings and also rare-earth elements. The couple would take an item of cloth or rope and before their families and friends, declare their love and intent by reciting a few words as well as binding themselves with each other symbolically with the rope. It is from this practice we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".
Oathing Stone -- What better location to place the guarantees of a life time as well as eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the groom and bride while their pledges are recited, then in some customs is thrown into a deep body of water to hold those promises for evermore. Today that stone could be kept as a remembrance of this big day.
The Quaich - Originally crafted from wood the twin handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and also drinking mug rolled into one. King James of Scotland provided his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a symbol of his love for her throughout the wedding, from that point on the Quaich has been know as the "loving cup". This lovely ceremony shares the blessings of Kith and Kin to the couple.
Pinning of the Tartan
Pinning of the Tartan - A new bride is formally settled for into the groom's family through this ceremony. Typically the oldest female member of the groom's family gives a piece of the household 's Tartan to the new 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 individuals revolved around the defense of hearth and also residence. This ceremony is the acknowledgement of the male members of the bride's household that they also now have a new relationship and a new brother in arms.
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