Scottish – Irish – Celtic
Celebrations honoring Celtic origins and customs have long been popular. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the outfit of official tartan and kilt, wedding celebrations based upon elements of Celtic tradition can give lasting memories. Elements of these wedding celebrations could include part or all the following:
Anam Cara - Literally, the Hearts other Half, this tradition is a one-of-a-kind ceremony commemorating the creation of an ageless love now and forever more. This event of the aspects; to the Celts the 4 elements Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which an effective partnership were built.
This practice was adapted as Christianity relocated into the Celtic lands and also remains to be a fantastic way to include friends and family in your ceremony.
Handfasting - A ceremony dating back to classical times, Handfasting is a custom of marriage before the accessibility of rings as well as precious metals. The couple would take an item of cloth or rope and before their families and friends, state their love and intent by reciting a few words as well as binding themselves with each other symbolically with the cordage. It is from this tradition we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".
Oathing Stone -- Exactly what better location to place the pledges of a life time as well as eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the couple while their promises are stated, after that in some traditions is tossed right into a deep body of water to hold those guarantees for evermore. Today that stone might be maintained as a remembrance of this big day.
The Quaich - Originally crafted from wood the double handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and drinking mug 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, from that point on the Quaich has been referred to as the "loving cup". This lovely event conveys the true blessings of Kith and Kin to the couple.
Pinning of the Tartan
Pinning of the Tartan - A bride-to-be is formally settled for into the bridegroom's family through this event. Typically the oldest female member of the groom's family provides a piece of the family member 's Tartan to the new bride representing she is currently interwoven into all the doings of the clan.
The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic individuals focused on the defense of fireplace as well as home. This ceremony is the acknowledgement of the male participants of the new bride's household that they too now have a brand-new connection and a new brother in arms.
At Life's Minutes weddings we can offer detailed support on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, from building and construction of the ceremony to the last true blessing in Gaelic we can assist you produce the day of your dreams ...
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