Scottish – Irish – Celtic
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Events recognizing Celtic origins and customs have long been prominent. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the gown of formal tartan and kilt, weddings based upon elements of Celtic tradition can give lasting memories. Elements of these weddings could include part or all of the following:
Anam Cara - Literally, the Hearts other Half, this tradition is a distinct event celebrating the creation of an ageless love now and forever more. This event of the elements; to the Celts the four aspects Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which a successful relationship were constructed.
This practice was adjusted as Christianity moved right into the Celtic lands and remains to be a fantastic means to include family and friends in your ceremony.
Handfasting - A ceremony dating back to classical times, Handfasting is a tradition of marriage before the availability of rings and rare-earth elements. The couple would take an item of cloth or rope and before their families and friends, proclaim their love and purpose by stating a couple of words and binding themselves with each other symbolically with the rope. It is from this tradition we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".
Oathing Stone -- What better area to place the assurances of a life time as well as eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the bride and groom while their pledges are stated, after that in some traditions is thrown into a deep body of water to hold those assurances for evermore. Today that stone could be kept as a remembrance of this wedding.
The Quaich - Originally crafted from wood the double handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and drinking vessel rolled right 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 know as the "loving cup". This attractive event shares the true blessings of Kith and Kin to the couple.
Pinning of the Tartan
Pinning of the Tartan - A bride-to-be is formally accepted right into the bridegroom's family via this ceremony. Typically the oldest woman member of the bridegroom's family offers a swatch of the family member 's Tartan to the bride-to-be representing she is now linked into all the behaviors of the clan.
The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic peoples focused on the defense of hearth as well as residence. This event is the recognition of the male members of the bride-to-be's family that they as well now have a new connection and also a brand-new sibling in arms.
At Life's Minutes wedding events we can offer thorough guidance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish ceremonies, from building and construction of the event to the last blessing in Gaelic we can assist you produce the day of your desires ...
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