Scottish – Irish – Celtic
Events honoring Celtic origins and customs have long been prominent. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the dress of formal tartan and kilt, wedding events based on facets of Celtic practice can give enduring memories. Elements of these wedding celebrations can consist of part or every one of the following:
Anam Cara - Literally, the Hearts other Half, this practice is a distinct event celebrating the creation of a timeless love forever more. This celebration of the components; to the Celts the 4 aspects Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which a successful partnership were constructed.
This practice was adapted as Christianity moved right into the Celtic lands and continues to be a wonderful way to include friends and family in your event.
Handfasting - An event going back to antiquity, Handfasting is a tradition of marriage prior to the availability of rings and also rare-earth elements. The couple would take an item of fabric or rope and before their friends and families, state their love and purpose by stating a few words as well as binding themselves with each other symbolically with the cordage. It is from this custom we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".
Oathing Stone -- Just what better place to place the guarantees of a life time and eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the bride and groom while their pledges are recited, then in some practices is thrown right into a deep body of water to hold those promises for evermore. Today that stone may be maintained as a remembrance of this big day.
The Quaich - Originally crafted from timber the double handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and also drinking mug 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 ceremony, from that point on the Quaich has been know as the "loving cup". This beautiful event communicates the true blessings of Kith and Kin to the couple.
Pinning of the Tartan
Pinning of the Tartan - A new bride is formally settled for into the groom's family with this event. Usually the oldest woman participant of the groom's family provides a piece of the family member 's Tartan to the new bride representing she is now interwoven into all the behaviors of the clan.
The presentation of the family sword - The martial roots of the Celtic individuals focused on the defense of fireplace as well as home. This ceremony is the recognition of the male participants of the bride's family members that they as well now have a new relationship and a brand-new brother in arms.
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