Scottish – Irish – Celtic
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Celebrations recognizing Celtic roots and practices have long been prominent. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the outfit of formal tartan and kilt, wedding events based on elements of Celtic tradition can give long-term memories. Aspects of these wedding events can consist of part or all the following:
Anam Cara - Actually, the Hearts other Half, this tradition is a distinct ceremony commemorating the creation of a classic love forever more. This celebration of the aspects; to the Celts the 4 elements Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which a successful relationship were built.
This practice was adapted as Christianity relocated into the Celtic lands and continues to be a remarkable way to include loved ones in your ceremony.
Handfasting - A ceremony going back right to antiquity, Handfasting is a tradition of marriage before the availability of rings and rare-earth elements. The couple would take a piece of fabric or rope and before their friends and families, proclaim their love and intention by stating a few words as well as binding themselves together symbolically with the rope. It is from this practice we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".
Oathing Stone -- What better location to put the assurances of a life time and eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the groom and bride while their promises are recited, then in some traditions is tossed right 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 - Originally crafted from wood the twin handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and also drinking cup 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 marriage. From that point on the Quaich has been know as the "loving cup". This attractive ceremony communicates the true blessings of Kith as well as Kin to the couple.
Pinning of the Tartan
Pinning of the Tartan - A bride-to-be is officially approved into the groom's family with this event. Usually the oldest woman member of the groom's family gives a swatch of the household 's Tartan to the bride-to-be symbolizing she is now linked right into all the behaviors of the clan.
The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic peoples revolved around the protection of hearth as well as residence. This event is the recognition of the male members of the new bride's household that they also currently have a new connection as well as a new brother in arms.
At Life's Moments wedding celebrations we can provide thorough guidance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, from construction of the event to the last blessing in Gaelic we can assist you create the day of your dreams ...
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