Scottish – Irish – Celtic
Events recognizing Celtic origins and customs have long been popular. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the dress of formal tartan and kilt, weddings based on facets of Celtic custom can supply enduring memories. Aspects of these weddings can include part or every one of the following:
Anam Cara - Literally, the Hearts Partner, this custom is a unique ceremony commemorating the production of a classic love now and forever more. This event of the components; to the Celts the four components Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which a successful partnership were developed.
This custom was adjusted as Christianity relocated into the Celtic lands as well as continues to be a fantastic means to include friends and family in your ceremony.
Handfasting - An event going back to classical times, Handfasting is a practice of marriage before the availability of rings as well as rare-earth elements. The couple would take a piece of cloth or rope and before their friends and families, state their love and intention by reciting a few 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 area to put the promises of a life time and eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the couple while their pledges are stated, then in some traditions is tossed into a deep body of water to hold those promises for evermore. Today that stone might be kept 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 also drinking cup rolled into one. King James of Scotland gave 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 referred to as the "loving cup". This attractive event communicates the true blessings of Kith as well as Kin to the couple.
Pinning of the Tartan
Pinning of the Tartan - A bride is officially settled for into the bridegroom's family with this ceremony. Usually the oldest female participant of the bridegroom's family gives a piece of the family member 's Tartan to the bride indicating she is now interwoven right into all the behaviors of the clan.
The presentation of the family sword - The martial roots of the Celtic peoples focused on the defense of hearth and also home. This event is the recognition of the male members of the new bride's family that they as well now have a new partnership as well as a new brother in arms.
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