Scottish – Irish – Celtic
Celebrations honoring Celtic roots and also traditions have long been prominent. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the gown of official tartan and kilt, wedding events based upon elements of Celtic practice can provide lasting memories. Elements of these wedding celebrations could include part or all of the following:
Anam Cara - Essentially, the Hearts other Half, this custom is a special ceremony commemorating the production of a timeless love forever more. This celebration of the elements; to the Celts the four aspects Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which a successful relationship were constructed.
This custom was adapted as Christianity moved right into the Celtic lands and remains to be a wonderful way to include friends and family in your ceremony.
Handfasting - A ceremony dating back to classical times, Handfasting is a practice of marriage before the accessibility of rings and precious metals. The couple would take an item of cloth or rope and before their friends and families, state their love and purpose by stating a couple of words as well as binding themselves together symbolically with the cordage. It is from this practice we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".
Oathing Stone -- Just what better location to put the promises of a life time and also eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the bride and groom while their promises are recited, then in some customs is thrown into a deep body of water to hold those promises for evermore. Today that stone may be maintained as a remembrance of this wedding.
The Quaich - Initially crafted from timber the double handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and also drinking cup rolled right into one. King James of Scotland offered 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 actually been called the "loving cup". This beautiful ceremony conveys the true blessings of Kith as well as Kin to the couple.
Pinning of the Tartan
Pinning of the Tartan - A new bride is formally approved right into the bridegroom's family via this ceremony. Generally the oldest female participant of the groom's family offers a swatch of the household 's Tartan to the bride-to-be signifying she is now interwoven 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 event is the recognition of the male participants of the bride's household that they as well currently have a new connection and a brand-new brother in arms.
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